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UTA Promotes over 100 Across 30 Divisions

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UTA is making big moves with more than 100 promotions across 30 departments. The elevations mark the largest promotions class in the agency's 30-year history.

The promotions include employees at various levels throughout the company and from divisions including comedy touring, music, music innovations, production, speakers, sports, talent, theatre and many more.

"Amid the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the pandemic, having the ability to promote over 100 colleagues is a testament to the perseverance of our UTA family and the continued evolution and expansion of our company," said UTA co-president David Kramer in a release. "We couldn’t be more proud or grateful for this group's resilience and innovative thinking in the face of adversity, and we can’t wait to watch them thrive in their new positions."

According to UTA, the elevated group represents a wide range of backgrounds and experiences across gender and ethnicity. Close to 60% of those promoted identify as women and over 35% identify as people of color. Additionally, 90% of those promoted to agent and nearly 80% of those promoted to coordinator started their careers in the agent training program.

The promotions follow a string of key hires in newly created positions. In 2021 so far, UTA has added Heather Brooks Karatz as executive vice president of growth and operations, Jean-Rene Zetrenne as chief people officer, Clinton Foy as general partner in venture capital and Danny Barton as sports content executive. Additionally, UTA's most recent partner class, announced in October 2020, marked the largest in the company's history.