ONN – Scott McKibben Is An Asset To The Oakland Coliseum JPA As Executive Director
Atlanta – This is to say that Scott McKibben has been an asset to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex. When he came in as a new hire, unofficially in 2014, he took over for an executive director who did not understand the business of sports. In fast action, Scott made a number of changes to the Coliseum JPA, but most notable was his relationships with the Oakland A’s, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors.
Indeed, it was his relationship with Mark Davis, Marc Badain, and the Oakland Raiders that was key in securing better rent payments for the Oakland Coliseum Stadium.
Overall, Scott has doubled the value of the Coliseum Stadium, and in total has taken a number of actions that have helped its future. The RingCentral Naming Rights Deal was gotten in the clear face of sports team departures. Scott has worked tirelessly to overcome the departures of the Raiders, A’s, and Warriors, and preserve the Coliseum as a business going concern. He should be rewarded for his work.
Here’s Scott McKibben’s biography.
P. Scott McKibben
Scott McKibben was appointed Executive Director of Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority in February 2015.
Mr. McKibben served as the CEO/Commissioner of the A-11 Football League. He oversaw all day-to-day operations of the League, including media contracts, sports, licensing and all philanthropic activities.
Mr. McKibben was appointed Executive Director of the Tournament of Roses and Rose Bowl Game in October 2009. As Executive Director, He is administratively responsible for leading the professional staff and supporting the 935 volunteers who plan and stage the world-renowned Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game®. He also sits on the Rose Bowl Management Committee in his capacity as the Executive Director.
Scott McKibben was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of the Los Angeles Times Media Group in August 2008. He was responsible for the business side of the Los Angeles Times, KTLA and latimes.com.
Scott McKibben joined Freedom Communications as President and Publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Divisional Vice President for the Central Region in November 2006. In August 2005, he was named President of Western Colorprint, a national newspaper marketing company based in Denver, Colorado. Western Colorprint represents over 400 Sunday newspapers nationwide.
In August 2003, Scott McKibben was named President and Publisher of The San Francisco Examiner and Independent Newspaper Group. Total market circulation 450,000.
Scott McKibben was named President and Publisher/ANG Newspapers in March 1997. Prior to that, he was Publisher of the Topeka Capital Journal, and formerly publisher of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. He was general manager of the Dallas Times Herald prior to its closing in January 1992. He previously worked as advertising director of the 355,000 circulation Dallas newspaper.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, into a newspaper family, he moved three times as his father changed executive positions at newspapers. His brother is the former publisher of the Denver Post, where his brother-in-law also works. Another brother was formerly employed at the Milwaukee Journal.
Scott McKibben attended the University of Wisconsin — River Falls, where he played hockey and pursued studies with the intention of becoming a hockey coach. He graduated with degrees in education and business, and earned credits toward his MBA.
Scott McKibben started his career in 1975 as a retail sales account executive for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. He has since held positions in other Wisconsin newspapers, in South Dakota and Iowa, and at the Philadelphia Inquirer, before joining the Dallas paper in 1989.
In 2001, he led a local Super Bowl Oakland effort for the City of Oakland that culminated with a presentation on behalf of the City of Oakland to the NFL owners at their annual meeting. He has been very involved in many community philanthropic and community organizations as both a board member and fundraiser.
Scott McKibben is an avid jogger and a nine-handicap golfer. He likes to travel and enjoys spending time with his family.
Scott McKibben has been honored to speak at various newspaper industry functions and American Press Institute sessions as a motivational speaker.
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