Haslam Sports Group Elevates Greg Rush To CFO, Hires Michele Powell As VP

April 19, 2021

Haslam Sports Group (HSG) announced that it has elevated Greg Rush to Chief Financial Officer and hired Michele Powell as Vice President of Event Development Rush is in his 15th year with the Browns and HSG, while Powell joins the organization from Monumental Sports and Entertainment.

David Jenkins, HSG Chief Operating Officer said: “Haslam Sports Group is dedicated to acquiring and developing top talent in all areas, and we are confident Michele and Greg will provide incredible leadership in these positions.

“Michele is an important addition to HSG in this recently created role, which will significantly enhance our opportunities to attract marquee events to Northeast Ohio and Columbus. During our thorough research process, she clearly displayed an expertise in booking major events, as well as an extensive network of relationships with key stakeholders across the sports and entertainment industry.

“Throughout his time with the Browns and HSG, Greg has always been extremely reliable and a consummate team player. He has and will continue to excel as his role expanded in recent years, including his efforts overseeing FirstEnergy Stadium operations last season and our comprehensive plan to responsibly host games and fans in 2020.

Michele Powell, HSG Vice President of Event Development said: “Haslam Sports Group has been dedicated to showcasing Northeast Ohio and Columbus by hosting many major events, in addition to Browns and Crew SC games, and I am excited to help expand upon those efforts. We have an exceptional opportunity to highlight both cities and our incredible sports and entertainment venues, as well as welcome even more international events and fans to Ohio.”

Greg Rush, HSG Chief Financial Officer said: “During my 15 years with the Browns and HSG, I have been fortunate to work with many great leaders, including the Haslam and Johnson families and Dave Jenkins, as well as to call Northeast Ohio my family’s home. I greatly appreciate this opportunity to continue to advance our organization’s goals across Ohio, including making a significant impact in our community efforts.”