Industry Moves: Ticketmaster; PRN; ChoiceStream

Ticketmaster: Dave Butler has been promoted to the position of president at Ticketmaster North America; he previously served as CEO of ticketing software firm Paciolan, which Ticketmaster acquired last year. Butler will oversee the company’s primary ticket sales business in the U.S. and Canada; he will report to CEO Sean Moriarty. Release.

PRN: D. Scott Karnedy has joined Premier Retail Networks as chief sales officer. Karnedy joins the in-store video network from XM Satellite Radio; he’d served as SVP, sales and marketing solutions since 2003. Prior to XM, Karnedy held senior sales and marketing posts with Infinity Broadcasting, *AOL*, and *Clear Channel*. He will operate out of the company’s NY office.

ChoiceStream: Yahoo’s former EVP and Chief Data Officer Usama Fayyad is joining the content recommendation and personalization firm’s board of directors. Cheryl Kellond, also from *Yahoo*, joins as SVP of advertising; she spent two years as Yahoo’s VP of advertiser product marketing. Media exec Lauren Reiss Frank has also joined as a strategic advisor; currently director of marketing and investor relations at Value Insight Partners, Frank previously served in a senior business development position with the WPP Group.
Author: Tameka Kee

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