2.4.2016

Beyoncé Hires New Management Team

Beyoncé is under new management. The global superstar, who’s set to take the stage with Coldplay at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, has parted ways with general manager Lee Anne Callahan-Longo after a 10-year partnership, according to Page Six. Steve Pamon is taking over those duties.

Pamon, formerly of JPMorgan Chase, worked with Beyoncé as an instrumental figure in the singer’s 2014 “On the Run” tour, which also featured Jay Z.

“Beyoncé basically cleaned house, got rid of her whole team, which included her cousin, and hired a new team,” a source told Page Six. “She wants to surround herself with business people who could take her career to an even higher level.”

Bey’s upcoming album helped fuel this decision, the source explained. “She has one album left to deliver before her deal is up with Columbia, plus she wants to make smarter decisions where it comes to touring, sponsorships, and acting roles.”

Queen Bey’s rep, Yvette Noel-Schure, addressed the report with a statement.

“Last year, Parkwood Entertainment created new departments and recruited new executives from the tech, business, and entertainment sectors who joined the team to help grow Parkwood and its interests,” Noel-Schure said. “Some senior staffers were given the opportunity to reposition and stay on. Some members…awakened [to] new interests and decided to follow personal routes.

“Lee Anne Callahan-Longo has worked with Beyoncé for the last 10 years,” she added. “Their friendship supersedes business, and while she is no longer an employee of Parkwood, she will remain an imperative part of Beyoncé’s life.”