CHARLOTTE, N.C. and RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EastCoast Entertainment (ECE), a nationally recognized entertainment booking agency, is proud to announce Mark Letson as the recipient of the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) 2016 Corporate Buyer of the Year award.
The honor was awarded on October 11, 2016 at the annual IEBA Conference held in Nashville, TN. The Corporate Buyer of the Year award recognizes the outstanding achievement of a live entertainment industry professional purchasing entertainment for exceptional corporate events.
"It was an honor to win the 2016 IEBA Corporate Buyer of the Year award. IEBA hosts an amazing event and I am so proud to represent ECE and thankful to all of our agents and staff for their support over the past 25 years," stated Letson.
A 1990 graduate of East Carolina University, Letson began his career in 1991 when he joined the EastCoast Entertainment Charlotte office as an agent. Initially booking ECE's roster of exclusive bands, he moved to Atlanta in 1994 to develop the company's National Talent Buying Division. Since 2000, Mark has been based out of Richmond, VA. He made partner at ECE in 2016.
As the National Talent Buyer for ECE, Letson works with the company's agents and national talent agencies to ensure successful artist procurement and production for events featuring nationally-recognized artists. Since the inception of the National Talent Buying Division, Mark has helped buy and produce over 2,500 shows ranging from fraternity gigs to large-scale corporate functions.
"It gives me great pride for others to recognize what I and ECE have known for years --- we could have no better representative for us than a person who is as well-respected and liked as Mark Letson. National talent buying is a very important piece of business for ECE. Mark has years of dedicated experience, professionalism and good will that have driven tremendous growth for us. I could not be prouder of his accomplishments and for the industry to see how fortunate we are to have him as a partner here at ECE," states ECE President and CEO, Doug Daniel.
EastCoast Entertainment is the largest full-service entertainment agency in the country. Specializing in the arrangement of unforgettable entertainment and the production of custom events, ECE makes your special event a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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SOURCE EastCoast Entertainment