LOS ANGELES, CA — AEG Presents has promoted Debra Rathwell to Executive Vice President, Global Touring and Talent. Gary Gersh, President of Global Touring and Talent for AEG Presents, made the appointment.
“Debra continues to bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise and deep relationships to our company as a whole, and our department specifically,” commented Gersh. “She has a fantastic vision for the global landscape and an unmatched commitment to her artists. She’s an integral part of our team, and I’m thrilled to announce this much-deserved promotion.”
Rathwell has worked for legendary promoter Donald K Donald as VP of Concerts, handling tours for Tina Turner, Genesis, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams and Leonard Cohen, among others, before joining Metropolitan Entertainment in New York City, where she ran the concert booking department. Rathwell came to AEG as Senior Vice President in 2002 to open its New York office, and promotes tours for Elton John, Lorde, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood and JoJo Siwa, among others. She became SVP of the newly created Global Touring and Talent department in 2018.
“I’ve been so privileged to be a part of the ongoing growth and success of AEG’s concert business since I arrived here in 2002,” Rathwell says. “It’s continually inspiring to come to work every day surrounded by such talented artists and coworkers, and I’m looking forward to what’s to come.”