Longtime UTA Publicity Chief Chris Day to Exit

Chris Day UTA - Publicity - P 2016
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His 17-year tenure has been one of the longest for any talent agency communications head.

UTA corporate communications head Chris Day will be leaving the agency in January.

Day has served in his post since 1999, making his tenure one of the longest such at any talent agency. He has led UTA's communications strategy as the agency has expanded and diversified in recent years via its acquisitions of Bienstock and The Agency Group and the launching of UTA Fine Arts and the opening of UTA Artist Space in downtown Los Angeles. Day also spearheaded the formation of the agency's research department and nonprofit UTA Foundation, and has been involved with the agency's corporate consulting business, working with clients including Delta Air Lines and the Consumer Technology Association.

"Chris is a consummate pro who has led our media strategy through many game-changing events in our history," said UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer in a joint announcement with his fellow managing directors David Kramer and Jay Sures, as well as Day. "We are grateful for the invaluable counsel he has provided to the agency and our clients, and for the many ways he has gone above and beyond his role. We reluctantly accept his decision to leave, and we look forward to working with him in whatever role he tackles next."

Said Day in a statement, "UTA is an extraordinary place that has given me unlimited opportunity, and I'm grateful to Jeremy and the Board for entrusting me with this role for 17 years. It's an incredibly tough decision to leave a company I'm so proud to be a part of, but after a long run, I'm excited to explore new challenges."