Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Chicago Fire gets new president
August 27th, 2008 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS]The Chicago Fire has named as its new president Dave Greeley, who told the Chicago Tribune that his soccer knowledge is "limited."

 

Greeley does have two decades of experience in the "sports industry," having held marketing and operational posts with agencies and professional sports franchises, including executive positions with the National Football League and National Basketball Association, according to the Fire's statement upon his hiring.

Greeley will oversee the business operations and will lead strategic planning and overall management of the franchise and stadium.

"Dave has a wealth of sports industry knowledge and experience. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to bring such a talented executive to the Chicago Fire," said Andell Sports Group Managing Director Javier Leon, who oversees the franchise for Fire owner Andrew Hauptman.

Greeley joins the Fire after serving as principal at DCG Partners LLC, a sports consulting practice he founded.

He previously ran Kemper Sports Marketing and Communications as executive vice president/general manager.

Greeley spent six seasons with the NFL's Chicago Bears, where he was chief marketing officer and senior director of sales & marketing.

Greeley also worked at Vulcan Sports and Entertainment for more than three years as vice president sales at Action Sports Media, a leading college rights and representation business, and began his stint there with the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers as Director of Corporate Development.

Early in his career, he worked with Palace Sports and Entertainment, owner and operator of the NBA's Detroit Pistons, the Palace of Auburn Hills, and two Continental Indoor Soccer League teams, the Detroit Safari and Detroit Neon. Greeley began his sports career at Compuware Sports Corporation, the then operator of the Detroit Jr. Red Wings.

"The good news is I'm not going to make soccer decisions," Greeley told the Tribune. "[ technical director] Frank[Klopas], [head coach] Denis [Hamlett] and Javier [Leon] are the soccer experts. They will make the soccer decisions."

Leon served as interim president president since John Guppy's departure in April.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Ecuador: Nagbe makes it a feel-good friendly    
It felt at times as if one were watching a scrimmage, the USA-Ecuador Copa Centenario preparation ...
MLS Week 13: Results & Standings    
The Philadelphia Union played Orlando City to a 2-2 tie at Camping World Stadium in front ...
What They're Saying: Mike Francesa    
"I know I get accused of knowing nothing about soccer, and I don't, I know absolutely ...
USA-Ecuador International Friendly Player Ratings    
Halftime subs Bobby Wood and Darlington Nagbe revived a sluggish U.S. attack and in the final ...
What They're Saying: Garth Lagerwey    
"I'd like to stay focused on the performance of the team. Obviously, for all of us, ...
MLS Countdown: Voids in Crew and Impact backlines    
In terms of severity, the knee injury suffered by Columbus centerback Gaston Sauro last weekend in ...
MLS: Coyle departs Houston Dynamo    
Owen Coyle is the first coaching casualty of the MLS season. The Houston Dynamo, last in ...
Roster: U.S. U-23 women head to Nordic Cup    
The U.S. U-23 women's national team, coached by Janet Rayfield, will face Sweden (June 2), Norway ...
Rampone's U.S. Olympic hopes fade    
Christie Rampone, whose 311 caps are second all-time behind Kristine Lilly's 354, pulled out of the ...
U.S. Abroad: MK Dons releases Cropper    
U.S. under-23 national team keeper Cody Cropper won't have his the option picked up by MK ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives