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Marty Brooks Appointed GM For Northland AEG

HARTFORD, CT (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Marty Brooks has been named General Manager for Northland AEG LLC's future operations in Hartford, Connecticut, which includes management of the Hartford Civic Center and Rentschler Field, as well as business operations of the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack.

Brooks, who will continue to be based in Hartford, brings nearly three decades of entertainment industry experience to his role with Northland AEG and will continue to be responsible for managing all facets of the daily operations of the Hartford Civic Center, Hartford Wolf Pack and Rentschler Field, including: facility booking, event operations, marketing, sponsorship, luxury seating and ticket sales, box office, and finance departments. Most recently, Brooks was senior vice president and general manager for Madison Square Garden-CT, overseeing all three of the above-mentioned entities. Under his management, strong relationships were developed with various groups that resulted in new business, including the University of Connecticut Department of Athletics, Live Nation Connecticut, Feld Entertainment and the Big East Conference. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Brooks began his career holding positions at MetroSports and USA Network before joining Madison Square Garden as the director of programming for MSG Network in 1985. Brooks went on to have a successful, 22-year career with MSG, moving on to become the senior vice president of programming and production for MSG Network before serving as president of Miss Universe from 1994 until his move to Hartford in 1997.

"We are thrilled that Marty will lead the effort in Hartford," said Newman, chief operating officer, AEG Facilities. "His vast experience, contacts, knowledge of the market, team and venues combined with his successful track record of leadership is just what Northland AEG needs to succeed in Hartford and we are thrilled to have him on the team."

"Marty is entrenched in the Hartford community and well-respected by promoters, venue tenants, government and community leaders and his employees," said Gottesdiener, chairman and chief executive officer of Northland Investment Corporation. "With Northland AEG's support and resources behind him, we are confident that Marty will lead the Civic Center, Wolf Pack and Rentschler Field to the next level."

"I am excited about this tremendous opportunity to join the Northland AEG family," said Brooks. "Having worked with AEG Live to bring events to the Hartford market in the past and knowing Northland's investment and commitment to the future success of Hartford, I am eager to join this world-class organization and utilize my knowledge and experience to ensure that the Hartford Civic Center, Hartford Wolf Pack and Rentschler Field will succeed and grow in the future."

The joint partnership of Northland AEG LLC began management of the Hartford Civic Center, Rentschler Field and business operations of the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack on July 1, 2007.