Chargers Chairman of the Board Dean Spanos announced two new team presidents today. A.G. Spanos has been named President – Business Operations and John Spanos has assumed the role of President – Football Operations.
A.G. Spanos oversees the day-to-day business operations of the Chargers, including marketing, sales, public relations, digital media and community relations. He has held these responsibilities since 2011 when he was named the executive vice president – chief executive officer. He served three years as executive vice president – executive officer (2008-10) and five seasons as the team’s director of marketing programs and business development (2003-07). The 2015 season marks his 15th season as a member of the Chargers’ front office.
A.G. has spearheaded key initiatives to help build the bond between the team and its fans and community. He created more value and enhanced customer service for the team’s season ticket members while continually looking for new ways to enhance the fans’ game-day experience. Most recently he twice rescaled the stadium’s ticket prices in an effort to help increase attendance and minimize local television blackouts.
John Spanos oversees the football operations of the Chargers, including player personnel, coaching, salary cap/player finance as well as the medical, equipment, video and security departments. He held the position of executive vice president of football operations for the past two seasons. Upon assuming that role in 2013, he immediately put his fingerprints on the organization when he played a key role in the selection process that brought both General Manager Tom Telesco and Head Coach Mike McCoy to San Diego.
John is entering his 17th season with the team. He has risen through the ranks, serving in all areas of football operations. Key roles include pro and college scout, assistant director of college scouting and director of college scouting before becoming executive vice president of football operations in 2013. He also serves on the board of directors for National Football Scouting.
Dean Spanos remains at the top of the organization’s hierarchy as chairman of the board.
From management to the recently signed draftees, all Chargers fans have to do now is to wait for the regular season to begin. San Diego flights can be reserved through Hipmunk.com for fans of the team outside the California area who want to watch their favorite team. Hotels near Qualcomm Stadium can be booked as well, including options starting from $49.