NEW YORK: Madison Square Garden Entertainment eliminated Deirdre Latour’s role as executive vice president and chief communications officer just four months after she joined the company, she told PRWeek.
“MSG has restructured, eliminated the CCO role and decentralized communications,” Latour said via email, adding that she hasn’t determined her next role.
A spokesperson for MSG was not immediately available for comment.
Latour joined Madison Square Garden Entertainment earlier this year, taking over from Kimberly Kerns, who made the decision to leave the same role last year.
Latour was a member of the executive team, overseeing all external communications and public relations activities across the MSG Entertainment portfolio of assets, as well as Madison Square Garden Sports, which includes the NBA’s New York Knicks and the NHL’s New York Rangers, the company said. in a report.
Latour was responsible for directing all communications functions, including public relations activities for venues, live shows and productions, and sports teams; financial report; problem management; and other business matters. She was responsible for leading the development and execution of effective strategies that advance key business priorities, strengthen its brands and protect its assets.
She also provided lead counsel to ensure all activities supported key business objectives and served as chief spokesperson on important press matters.
Last year, Latour resigned as chairman of Edelman’s New York office and was replaced by Oscar Suris in that role in February. He came from Edelman’s sister agency Zeno Group, where he was managing director for C-suite strategies and crisis communications.
Latour joined Edelman in September 2020 from Pearson, where she had served as Director of Corporate Affairs since early 2019. Prior to that, she worked at General Electric from 2004 to 2018, most recently as Vice President , Director of Communications and Senior Advisor. Earlier in his career, Latour worked at Edelman for six years, as well as at Porter Novelli.
Latour has been a member of PRWeek’s Power List on several occasions, most recently in 2017.
Madison Square Garden Entertainment presents or hosts a wide range of events in its collection of venues such as Madison Square Garden in New York, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theater and Chicago Theater. MSG Entertainment is also building a venue in Las Vegas, the MSG Sphere at The Venetian.
The Company’s two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG+, offer live sports content and other programming. Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment and nightlife brands such as: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Beauty & Essex, Cathedral, Hakkasan and Omnia.