Kelli Turner, President and COO of SESAC, is exiting the role to pursue a new opportunity outside of music, according to the US-headquartered Performing Rights Organization.
The news was announced by John Josephson, Chairman and CEO of SESAC, today (September 8).
Turner was promoted to President and COO in 2018.
Turner will be succeeded by Scott Jungmichel, previously EVP, Royalty Distribution and Research Services and CIO, who has now been appointed President and COO of SESAC Performing Rights.
During his 28 years with the company, Jungmichel has been responsible for all Royalty Distribution and Research Services, as well as SESAC’s technology infrastructure and IT operations. Scott will continue to be based in Nashville.
Additionally, Sam Kling, who previously served as SVP, Creative Operations, has been appointed Chief Creative Officer of SESAC Performing Rights, and will continue to be based in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Shannan Hatch has returned to SESAC Performing Rights as VP, Creative Services, where she will lead the Nashville-based creative services team in supporting the company’s affiliated songwriters and publishers.
Hatch previously worked in this role until September 2019.
“Kelli and I joined SESAC at the same time, and I want to say how grateful I am to her for all that she has done to help shape and build SESAC over the past seven years.”
John Josephson, SESAC
Josephson said: “Kelli and I joined SESAC at the same time, and I want to say how grateful I am to her for all that she has done to help shape and build SESAC over the past seven years.
“Her departure will of course be a loss for SESAC, but it’s a tribute to her leadership and hard work that we feel confident about the future.
“She has helped us build a strong, seasoned management team, and together we will continue on the successful path that SESAC has followed for many years
“We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”Music Business Worldwide