Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has announced the promotion of several executives in its San Francisco, Denver and Phoenix offices.

Lee Smith has been named chairman of Live Nation San Francisco and Denver. He will oversee all concert operations in the San Francisco, Sacramento (Calif.), Reno (Nev.) and Denver markets. Most recently, Smith was president of Live Nation Northwest. Prior to that he held several positions at Bill Graham Presents, including senior VP of business development and senior VP of booking.

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