The 2020 resume will have some familiar faces on the front end, with names such as Vice President of Sales and Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of ESPN Media Group and ESPN Media Networks, and ESPN Radio Network executive vice president and senior VP of Sales, being added to the mix.
The full list of executive vice presidents and senior vice presidents will be announced at a press conference Thursday.
It is a step toward making sure there are no barriers to entry in the workplace, according to ESPN.CEO of ESPN Entertainment, John Skipper, will serve as the executive vice chairman of the board of governors for the 2020 board, with executive vice President and Senior Vice President in the office of Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President for Business Development, in the position of CFO.
The board of directors will also elect its executive vice chairperson, who will be named after the person who was appointed to the position in the past.
Skipper, who joined ESPN in 2004, said the company’s board will be led by the “best people from across ESPN to help them create a vision for the future.”
“It is a new and exciting era of leadership at ESPN,” he said.
Skipper said he and ESPN chairman of business operations Gary Bartlett will also serve on the 2020 executive committee.
“The board is not just the leaders and executives of the company.
We are the vision and the voice of ESPN and ESPN family, and that is what makes this the best time to be a part of this great organization,” he added.
The board also includes a “small group of key decision-makers” to ensure the company remains focused on its core mission of being a leader in sports, and a “board of directors of the entire organization.”
The announcement of the 2019-2020 executive committee comes on the heels of the announcement of a $1 billion compensation package for the new group of executives in November.
The 2018 board of executive directors was led by executive vice members David Nathanson and Michael Katz, and included former chief financial officer Mark Greenberg, who has since stepped down.
It also included former president of basketball operations Adam Silver, former president and CEO of basketball programming and development, Tom Condon, president and chief operating officer of the NBA and former president, vice chairman and CEO, of the College Football Playoff selection committee.
The 2019 board is expected to have a new chairman, who is expected be chosen by the board.