Smith Exits Howard Rose

Agent Steve Smith exited the The Howard Rose Agency and the biz December 31st after 33 years.

Smith started out in the industry with Triangle Productions in Chicago. He started working with Elton John on his tours in 1972 and continued the relationship until his retirement.

Karen Hernandez will take over representation of Chicago and Boz Scaggs and Howard Rose now represents Elton John and Jimmy Buffett, according to an agency spokeswoman.

Smith is said to be planning on getting a little rest at his home at Vashon Island near Seattle.