David 'Doc' O'Connor Named President/CEO Of Madison Square Garden Company
July 1, 2015 at 4:08 AM (PT)
CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY (CAA) Managing Partner DAVID "DOC" O'CONNOR is joining the MADISON SQUARE GARDEN COMPANY as Pres./CEO, effective JULY 15th.
Executive Chairman JAMES DOLAN said, "We are extremely pleased to welcome DOC, who brings with him an extensive understanding of the entertainment and sports worlds, including deep industry relationships and a history of successfully creating platforms for growth. We are confident that his expertise will be crucial to our efforts to strengthen our legendary brands and pursue growth opportunities that expand our business and increase shareholder value."
O'CONNOR, who spent 32 years at CAA starting in the mailroom in 1983, said, "Growing up in NEW JERSEY, some of my earliest and fondest memories involve The MADISON SQUARE GARDEN COMPANY -- from my first professional hockey and basketball games to my first rock concert to RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL and the CHRISTMAS Spectacular. It is a privilege for me to come full circle and work with MSG's legendary brands. I believe my experience and relationships in the sports and entertainment industries have given me a unique perspective on how to maximize assets and pursue strategic growth, and I look forward to working with the well-respected management team and employees across MSG to help lead the company into its next celebrated chapter."