Hanold Associates recruited Elizabeth Morrison as Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Live Nation Entertainment, headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) is the global leader in the live events industry and operates in 37 countries. It is the largest full service, live event business, including producing, marketing and selling tickets to live concerts. In addition to a corporate function, the company operates four business segments: Concerts (Live Nation and House of Blues concerts as well as music festivals), Ticketing (Ticketmaster), Artist Nation (an artist management business), and Sponsorship and Advertising (offered across its live events, online and via mobile). The company has approximately $7.7 billion in revenue, 8,900 full-time employees and may flex to more than 22,000 employees when seasonal and part time employees are included. In 2015, Live Nation promoted over 25,000 live music events drawing over 60 million fans and included artists such as Adele, Coldplay, U2, Jason Aldean, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna and One Direction.
Ms. Morrison will report to Chief Human Resources Officer, Nadia Rawlinson. In her new role, Ms. Morrison will focus on the widely-differing backgrounds and life experiences of an 8,900-strong employee base to create sustainable Diversity & Inclusion programs across the company’s divisions. Within her role, she will influence and support divisional leadership, managers and employees to increase diversity at Live Nation.
Ms. Morrison was most recently with Campbell Soup Company as the Global Director, Diversity & Inclusion.
“With Nadia Rawlinson as an exceptionally smart HR officer, and Live Nation Entertainment delivering such diverse offerings throughout the world, the bar was high for a distinctive Diversity & Inclusion leader,” said Jason Hanold, CEO of Hanold Associates, who co-led the search with Keri Gavin, a partner at Hanold Associates.
“Elizabeth has this unique blend of someone who is truly authentic, extremely enthusiastic and equally professional. Her enthusiasm is contagious and I believe Live Nation will become a D&I thought leader with her leadership,” said Keri Gavin.
Hanold Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm specializing in HR Leadership, serving clients such as Patagonia, REI, Nike, UFC, Hanna Andersson, Electronic Arts, Marvin Companies, Medtronic, Fiat-Chrysler, Godiva, eBay, Northwestern, Fossil, Carnival Corporation, Northwestern Medicine, Cummins and Vail Resorts among others.
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