Dave Howard Leaves Mets to Become President of MSG Sports
By iSportconnect | March 26, 2013
Dave Howard will become president of MSG Sports after leaving his role as executive vice president for business with the New York Mets.
Howard will begin his new role on 9 April and will be responsible for running the business operations of the New York Nicks, Rangers, Liberty and Hartford Whale, as well as the management of the company’s Sport Properties unit.
He will also take charge of optimising the core businesses, while creating and driving new revenue streams and enhancing the MSG Sports brand.
Howard said: “I am honoured to be joining The Madison Square Garden Company, and particularly thrilled to have the privilege of leading MSG Sports.
“There are very few organisations anywhere with the strength of MSG’s sports brands, and I look forward to utilizing my experience to ensure we build on MSG’s position as one of the world’s leading sports organisations.
“I would also like to thank the Mets’ ownership and organization for what has been an amazing professional experience in Flushing.”
Hank Ratner, president and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company added: “Dave has been one of New York’s premier sports executives for over two decades, and we are pleased he will be joining our Company to lead our sports business.
“MSG Sports represents some of the most popular and enduring brands in the world, and we’re confident Dave’s vision and management skills will ensure we continue to earn the passionate loyalty of generations of fans, while developing strategic growth opportunities that help drive our business.”
Howard joins MSG Sports with over 20 years of experience at the New York Mets and Major League Baseball.