Vorce new prez of APA

Roger Vorce, a partner at the Agency for the Performing Arts, has been named the firm’s new president following the death of Marty Klein Sunday.

Vorce, who has been with the company since its inception in 1962, had been serving as head of the New York office.

In taking over the agency’s reins, Vorce said in a statement, “Marty Klein has left us an awesome legacy. I intend that the office will continue to grow and prosper so that we will always embody his vision and spirit.”

It was also announced that senior VP Stuart Miller, head of the agency’s literary department, and senior veepee Burton Taylor, head of the West Coast personal appearance department, will run the company’s Los Angeles office.

A memorial service for Klein has been set for 1 p.m. tomorrow at Hillside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Marty Klein Fund at Comic Relief.

APA’s offices will be closed tomorrow.

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