Live Nation has announced the appointment of Lesley Olenik as VP of touring for its US concerts division.
Olenik has spent nearly a decade in concert promotion and will be based in Los Angeles for her new role.
Omar Al-Joulani, SVP of touring, who Olenik will report to, said: “With a deep knowledge of the industry and an innate ability to connect with artists, Lesley is the perfect addition to help lead our touring group as we continue to meet the growing demand for concerts.
"We're extremely happy she decided to make the jump to Live Nation and can't wait to see what she accomplishes as part of the world's leading live entertainment team."
Olenik most recently served as SVP of talent buying for Goldenvoice, where she booked and produced concerts throughout Southern California, including highlights such as Adele's eight-show run at The Staples Center, four performances by Flume at Shrine Expo Hall, and two editions of Radiohead at Shrine Auditorium.
She regularly handled concerts at all these venues as well as Microsoft Theater, The Greek Theatre, and The Theatre at The Ace Hotel. Olenik also helped drive festivals at Goldenvoice.
By Georgina Littlejohn