United Center Taps Schultz

Shelly Schultz has been named director of entertainment for the 25,000-capacity United Center in Chicago.

The industry vet is still president of TMG Artists and agent to Linda Ronstadt.

The circle is complete for the New York City-based exec, who got his first job in Chicago in 1953 at the Music Corporation of America before he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War.

Schultz has been a writer for the Johnny Carson show and agent at International Famous Agency, ICM and William Morris. In August, he and partner Toby Ludwig toured Hippiefest, which included Canned Heat, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Country Joe McDonald and others.

He assumes the venue’s entertainment consulting roll formerly held by the late Sal Bonafede.