(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Louis Messina recently told CelebrityAccess, “I would love to hire all the people I hired at PACE,” when talking about Ali Harnell joining TMG/AEG and opening up a Nashville office (CelebrityAccess, Feb. 10, 204). He seems to be getting his wish with the hiring of Brad Russo, former Clear Channel Entertainment talent buyer in Austin.
Messina hired Russo almost 10 years ago at PACE and tells CelebrityAccess that when Russo told him he still had that blue blazer he wore when he interviewed with him, “I just knew I had to get Brad back in the camp. "Brad has vision. I am so proud that we’re together.”
Russo will be moving back to Houston. His title, “King of the Day,” says Messina. – Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweine