"Since he joined HFA in 2001 to head the licensing division, Michael Simon has been a strong advocate to modernize HFA and move the company into new lines of business, progressively overseeing more of HFA and proving himself a leader and visionary within the organization," said Irwin Z. Robinson, Chairman of the Board. "We are grateful to Gary Churgin for leading HFA though its technology transformation while also navigating some of the most radical changes to music licensing in the past fifty years. Choosing Gary’s successor was a very easy decision for the Board and me, and I know that Michael will continue to expand HFA’s position as the foremost rights licensing partner in the U.S. as well as strengthen the focus on customer service for publishers and licensees."
Simon is replacing Gary L. Churgin, who oversaw HFA's digital transition. No reason was given for Mr. Churgin's departure. - CelebrityAccess