Execs Leave CCE

About a dozen high-ranking executives have been laid off at Clear Channel Entertainment including Miles Wilken, Alan DeZon, Jeff Lewis, Sydney Greenblatt and Mike McGee.

Wilken, the company’s chief operations officer, will leave September 30th, almost one year after he was appointed to the position.

A Clear Channel spokesperson said the company does not comment on personnel changes, but it’s a safe bet that the restructuring is in preparation for CCE’s spinoff of its entertainment division into a separate, publicly traded company later this year.

Lewis oversaw CCE’s ventures in China and the Pacific Rim.

DeZon – CCE’s former VP of operations, Northeast regional VP and GM of Hyundai Pavilion – was in Beijing working with Chinese officials to bring music, motor sports, theatre and exhibitions to the region. The company’s Asian program continues under the guidance of Ed Cunningham.

Greenblatt, VP of corporate communications, is a longtime event marketer and has worked with Ringling Brothers, Compaq Center and LMI. CCE’s publicity department has further downsized with Greenblatt associate Eric Herrera also gone.

McGee, as mentioned in last week’s issue, founded LMI before overseeing CCE facilities.