On Monday, the Carolina Panthers today announced that Tina Becker has been named Chief Operating Officer with full control of the day-to-day management of the organization.
“These have been some of the most difficult days of my 19 years with the Panthers, but I am lifted up by the strong resolve and the commitment our employees have shown to this organization,” Becker said. “Our team on the field is performing at a very high level, and I believe is bound for the Super Bowl. My immediate focus will be to ensure the corporate side of the organization performs at the same high level, while addressing the real concerns that have been raised in recent days.”
This comes after the news that owner Jerry Richardson will sell the franchise (NFLTR) following the sexual and racial misconduct allegations made against him that prompted an investigation.
Becker is now the highest-ranking female executives for any of the 32 teams in the National Football League.
According to the release, Becker worked her way up within the organization from directing the organization’s business and administrative priorities, as well as dealing with league affairs.
Becker has worked in all facets of the organization, including business operations, ticketing and sponsorship, stadium operations, entertainment and fan engagement.
We’ll have more regarding the Panthers’ sale as the news is available.