ATLANTA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a division of the Robert W. Woodruff Arts
Center, Inc., today announced that Clay Schell has joined the ASO and will serve as the
General Manager of Popular Venues and Presentations for Verizon Wireless
Amphitheatre at Encore Park and Chastain Park Amphitheater. Additionally, Holly
Clausen has been hired as the Director of Marketing for Popular Presentations at both
venues and the appointment of Jill Lovell as the Director of Sales for Verizon Wireless
Amphitheatre at Encore Park was announced.
Schell brings thirty years of professional and managerial experience. He most recently
has served as tour consultant in Europe working with Joe Cocker. Previously, Schell
served as General Manager of HiFi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta and Southeast Region
Manager for House of Blues from 19972006.
Prior to House of Blues, Schell ran his
own consulting company where he helped oversee the successful implementation of
artist touring for Mark Knopfler, Tina Turner, Dire Straits, Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker
“In Clay Schell the Orchestra has hired one of the most respected names in the popular
entertainment business – he joins a dynamic musical organization in the ASO, and we
welcome him to our team,” said Allison Vulgamore, President and Managing Director of
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s team of innovative
professionals and look forward to our exciting work together”, said Schell who maintains
a residence in Atlanta.
As previously announced, Indianapolis based Live360
entered into longterm
consulting agreements with the ASO for both Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore
Park and for its shows at Chastain Park Amphitheater. Live360
will consult with both
Schell and Clausen in their new roles.
by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers