Utah Elevate 26 fellows to partners representing more than 15 departments and corporate functions. This represents the largest announced partner class in UTA’s 31-year history.
The list of newest UTA partners announced today are:
- David Anderson- MediaLink
- Robert Arakelian – Production Arts
- Natasha Pollocky – Unwritten TV
- Rob Carlson Literary Motion Picture
- David Ivinchik – Utah Speakers
- Mike “G” Gerges – Music
- Julian Jacobs Medlink
- Joe Kessler – UTA IQ
- Andrew Lear – Unwritten TV
- Vara Leaf – Sport Clutch Set
- JBO Louis Music
- Jenny Mariasis – Literary Motion Picture
- Matthew Morgan – Music
- Raina Penchansky-Digital Brand Architects
- Jason Richman – Media Rights
- Laura Roenick – Human Resources
- Michael Ruby – Production Arts
- Scott Schachter-talent
- Phil Voss – Legal
- Matt Waldstein – Business Affairs
- Tony Wallace Music
- Sam Wake – Projects
- Ruth Ann Winter – Human Resources
“As UTA grows, the leadership, hard work, mentorship, and dedication of these colleagues help drive our business forward every day,” said David Kramer, UTA co-chair. “This category of partners includes a broad range of experiences and backgrounds and reflects our commitment to providing clients with the best representation and resources in all areas of the company.”
New partners include agents and executives from UTA’s literary and talent groups, unrecorded television, projects, production arts, sports, MediaLink, media rights, UTA speakers, digital talent, UTA IQ, and music, as well as corporate functions such as resources Legal and human.
The chapter also includes three recently announced partners with Stephanie Licouri as general counsel, Carmen Bona as head of strategy and corporate development and Richard Sickles as head of communications. More than forty percent of 26 new partners from 2022 identified as women or people of color.
Over the past year, including these partners, UTA has upgraded over 125 people amid a period of significant growth and development. In December 2021, UTA acquired MediaLink, one of the most trusted and connected strategic advisory firms in the media and marketing space. In addition, UTA and partner Klutch Sports Group have announced the establishment of a significant on-ground presence in Atlanta, making UTA the first among the industry’s largest talent, sports and entertainment companies to establish a full-service base of operations in the United States. city. UTA is also planning to create a second UTA Artist Space in its new Atlanta offices. The move escalates UTA’s work championing high-profile artists, athletes, musicians and brands with strong ties to the region.
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