Wasserman Music has announced a series of promotions, including Nashville-based team members Chappel McCollister to SVP of Business Development and Yitzi Peetluk to Agent.
In his newly elevated role, McCollister is devoted to leveraging synergies between the company’s music, sports, film, marketing and social media divisions to build unique, high-profile and profitable campaigns for clients. In his four years with the Wasserman Music team, his campaign highlights include an award-winning brand collaboration for Kacey Musgraves with candle maker Boy Smells; a partnership between Musgraves and Chipotle featuring the brand’s short animated film that went on to win three Clio Awards and five Cannes Lions Awards; and the design of the global Blake Shelton x Land’s End collection. More recently, he helped Margo Price launch her cannabis collection with Dad Grass—branded Mom Grass—to support her latest album release, and helped launch Nashville Soccer Club’s brand-new Man in Black Kit, honoring one of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time, Johnny Cash, a partnership that was spearheaded by McCollister. He is also a co-leader of Wasserman Music’s country and Americana genres.
“I have seen the future of music, sports, business development, and brand partnerships. Its name is Chappel McCollister,” says Jonathan Levine, Wasserman Music EVP & Managing Executive. “Hard pressed to find anyone who out-thinks, out-shines, or out-hustles Chappel. He’s best in class and provides tremendous service to our clients across a broad array of creative opportunities.”
Peetluk began his career at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he worked at The Red Room @ Cafe 939 and interned with Bowery Presents/Boston. Upon graduation, he was hired as an Assistant Talent Buyer for Cafe 939. In 2017, he moved to Nashville to work at CAA and became the Assistant to Wasserman Music Agents Keith Levy and Matt Runner in 2018. Since 2020, Peetluk has served as Coordinator and Senior Coordinator under Levy and Lenore Kinder. He works with artists including Sierra Ferrell, Shakey Graves, Joy Oladokun, Sarah Jarosz, Langhorne Slim and Nikki Lane, among others.
Along with Peetluk, Wasserman’s newly-promoted agents include Eli Gelernter, Logan Handelsman and Lindsay McDowell. The agency has also expanded its artist service teams with Fairs & Festivals Agent Jess Bumsted and Tour Marketers Mary Kate Carragher and Kaela Ismael. Additionally, Sara Pullman rises to the executive role of VP, Operations.
“Our two biggest priorities at Wasserman Music are the ongoing efforts to super-serve our clients and the continued career growth of our staff. These well-deserved promotions help us achieve both,” says Lee Anderson, Wasserman Music EVP & Managing Executive. “We could not be prouder of each of these employees and look forward to their continued success and contributions here at Wasserman.”
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