Shapiro Joins IMG

Mark Shapiro, former CEO of Dick Clark Productions, has been named COO of IMG, the monolithic sports management company recently acquired by WME Entertainment.

“Mark brings extensive experience in consumer entertainment, brand building, marketing, television programming and digital media to IMG,” WME co-CEOs Ariel Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell said in a statement.

Shapiro was chief of Dick Clark before its sale to Guggenheim Partners. He is also former CEO of Six Flags Entertainment and a 12-year veteran of ESPN.