NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) today announced that Richard Constable has been named the Company’s Executive Vice President, Global Head of Government Relations and Public Affairs, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Constable will serve as MSG’s chief strategist overseeing all governmental, legislative and public affairs matters companywide.
Mr. Constable will report to Jim Dolan, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Madison Square Garden Company. Mr. Dolan said: “We are very pleased to welcome Richard, who brings with him decades of experience in law, government and legislative advocacy. His tremendous skills, insights and relationships will prove immediately valuable to MSG as we seek to enhance and grow our business.”
In this newly-created role, Mr. Constable will work closely with the executive management team on key corporate initiatives, focusing on strengthening MSG’s relationships with government and in the marketplaces and communities the Company serves. He will be responsible for directing MSG’s local, federal and global government relations, along with all legislative, regulatory and related policy matters for the Company’s businesses. This includes MSG’s collection of venues, professional sports teams and entertainment properties. Mr. Constable will also help drive the Company’s plans to expand its venue portfolio, as well as its efforts to maximize its civic initiatives through the creation of meaningful projects and programs.
“I am honored to join The Madison Square Garden Company – an organization I have long admired,” said Mr. Constable. “I look forward to working with MSG’s strong and dedicated management team to advance the Company’s priorities, and to bringing my expertise to develop vital relationships and communications that will help achieve the Company’s ambitious goals both domestically and internationally.”
Mr. Constable joins MSG following a multi-faceted career that spans the corporate, governmental and legal communities. Most recently, he spent three years at the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, where he served as Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Commercial Contracts. While at Wyndham, Mr. Constable developed and implemented a comprehensive government relations strategy to advance the Company’s domestic and international priorities, as well as played a leadership role in Wyndham’s spin-off of its multi-billion-dollar hotel division. Prior to Wyndham, Mr. Constable had several high-profile positions in government, including serving as Commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, a cabinet position in which he oversaw a $4 billion budget and workforce of 1,600. As Commissioner, Mr. Constable played a critical role in overseeing the state’s post-Hurricane Sandy recovery and rebuilding efforts and revamped the state’s foreclosure prevention program. Mr. Constable also previously served as Deputy Commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development, where he provided operational leadership to the department, which included 3,500 employees and a $1 billion budget. Prior to government, Mr. Constable was an Assistant United States Attorney, conducting high-profile grand jury investigations, and jury and bench trials. Mr. Constable’s law experience also includes working as a Litigation Associate at the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, where he focused on securities, antitrust and employment matters, as well as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Alan Page in the Minneapolis Supreme Court.
Mr. Constable received a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and his JD/MPA from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of Seton Hall Prep and the Drumthwacket Foundation.
About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming. In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.
Contact: Erica Slep / 212-465-6413 / Erica.Slep@msg.com
Source: The Madison Square Garden Company