Live Nation's massive subsidiary Ticketmaster announced today the appointment of Jared Smith as president of Ticketmaster North America. Smith has been with Ticketmaster since 2003, initially overseeing venues in Georgia and Illinois before going on to become the company's COO.

"Jared continues to be a transformational leader in Ticketmaster's evolution. His dedication to clients has consistently resulted in a greater than 100% net renewal rates and his innovative thinking has led to the creation of value-added services and products to better support them and the fans they serve," wrote Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino in a statement.