Global management company IMG Artists has named Jerry Inzerillo its new President and CEO, effective April 16. Formerly head of Kerzner Entertainment Group and founding president of what has become Ian Schrager Hotels, will be tasked with leading IMGA's charge toward expanding its activities and visibility through travel, tourism, and lifestyle events.

IMGA represents more than 500 artists worldwide, recently expanding its operations in artist management, touring, consultancy, facility management, and artist development. In October 2011, Alexander Shustorovich became an equal partner in the company and led a round of financial investment aimed toward helping build the company's worldwide brand, and Inzerillo will help lead the charge.

"Jerry is the right man at the right moment for IMGA, and frankly for the entireperforming arts industry," said Shustorovich in a statement. "The key to his success as a hotel and entertainment executive was his ability to visualize how to reach increasingly sophisticated and discerning audiences for whom culture and travel are intertwined. These are people who view leisure and entertainment as active experiences. These arethe people we want to reach. Jerry brings us not only this vision but a lifetime of contacts in the field that can broaden the appeal of performing artists and change our industry the world over."