Posted April 6, 2016
Emily Bader - NJ Biz
MetLife Stadium has a new CEO and president, effective April 1, it announced Tuesday.
Ron VanDeVeen, senior vice president, events and guest experience of MetLife Stadium, was appointed to CEO and president, the owners of the New York Giants and New York Jets announced. He is taking over the role formerly held by Brad Mayne.
Mayne, according to MetLife Stadium, will stay as a consultant to the company and work closely with VanDeVeen as he transitions into the role.
VanDeVeen has 26 years of experience in the industry, MetLife Stadium said.
“I am privileged to assume the leadership role at MetLife Stadium, the number one sports and entertainment facility in the world, and home to the nation’s best franchises in the National Football League,” VanDeVeen said in a statement. “I have spent my entire career here at the Meadowlands and am honored to lead the team of the best and brightest in the industry. We will work tirelessly to build upon the stadium’s past successes by continuing to host the world’s biggest events on the world’s biggest stage.”
Jets and Giants owners Woody Johnson, John Mara and Steve Tisch said in a prepared joint statement: “We would like to thank Brad Mayne for his dedication to bringing world class events to MetLife Stadium these past four years and continuing to make this stadium a world-renowned facility. We have every confidence that Ron VanDeVeen will continue this great tradition. Ron is a highly respected executive in the industry whose hard work, diligence and experience has played an instrumental role in the stadium’s success since day one.”
“It’s been a phenomenal four years hosting the biggest and best events in the largest market in North America,” Mayne said in a prepared statement. “I am grateful to the New York Giants and the New York Jets for the tremendous opportunity to have led the best stadium staff in the industry.”