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CAA Promotes Jim Burston to President, PWC’s Carol Sawdye Named CFO

CAA Promotes Jim Burston to President, PWC’s Carol Sawdye Named CFO

CAA Promotes Jim Burston to President, PWC’s Carol Sawdye Named CFO

CAA has promoted Jim Burston to the post of president, a move that is another sign of generational changes at the agency.

CAA’s trio of co-chairmen — Kevin Huvane, Bryan Lourd and Richard Lovett — are staying put. But Lovett is giving up the president title that he has held since 1995.

Burston has been chief financial officer for CAA since 2015. To fill his role as CFO, the agency has recruited former PWC chief operating officer Carol Sawdye.

“The primary role of CAA President is understanding that leading is actually serving, and throughout his tenure with CAA, Jim has been tireless in his pursuit of furthering the company’s interests,” said Lovett. “He is a world-class leader with profound insight into the opportunities ahead as the media, sports and technology landscapes, and CAA itself, continue to evolve. Jim has been an essential partner to us in every way since the day he joined five years ago, helping drive the tremendous growth of our diversified and global platform. His genuine, collaborative nature, high regard among colleagues, and deep connection to our client-focused purpose, position him and CAA for even greater success in the years ahead.”

Burston has been chief financial officer for CAA since 2015. To fill his role as CFO, the agency has recruited former PWC chief operating officer Carol Sawdye.

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Written by Oli Coleman