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UTA is moving to the Beltway.
The agency has hired Washington Speakers Bureau agent William Lee, who will expand the agency’s presence in the nation’s capital. As vp sales at WSB, Lee identified and developed new talent, packaged programs for buyers and built speaker profiles for corporate clients, including HSBC, NBC Universal and PIMCO.
“Bringing on someone with Will’s experience and reputation in the Washington, D.C., marketplace is important for UTA as we expand and grow our client roster of former government officials, media and political thought leaders,” UTA partner Don Epstein, who co-founded and runs Greater Talent Network, the agency’s speakers division, said in a statement. “There is no area of the speakers business that is more in-demand or exciting than the political and policy sector. It presents unlimited opportunities for us and our buyers, and Will’s deep network and experience will be a game-changer.”
Lee will report to Epstein and GTN co-head David Evenchick. UTA acquired New York City-based GTN last September, and today its robust roster of political and media commentators includes Jim Acosta, Dana Bash, Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Chuck Todd and Preet Bharara.
“I’m excited to begin working with UTA to help grow their speakers division in our nation’s capital,” said Lee. “This will be a great opportunity to marry UTA’s talent with buyers and audiences eager to learn more about the issues facing their industries.”
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