Hunt names Douglas Quinn as president, CEO
Group Chairman Clark Hunt today named Douglas Quinn president and chief
executive officer of FC Dallas. Quinn will begin his tenure with the club Aug.
Quinn will be officially introduced in his new role during a press conference at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco on Tuesday at 11 a.m. CT. The press conference will be streamed live via the club's website.
Quinn joins FC Dallas
after six years with MLS affiliate Soccer United Marketing, the leading
commercial soccer company in North America, where he served as president. Hunt
said the hiring marked a significant development for FC Dallas
“We are thrilled to
welcome Doug to FC Dallas, and look forward to his leadership of the club for
many years to come,” Hunt said. “As one of the top executives in professional
sports, I am confident that Doug will make FC Dallas the premier club in MLS for
our fans and enhance Pizza Hut Park’s standing as one of the elite
entertainment venues in the country.”
Upon joining SUM in May
2004, Quinn spearheaded MLS's landmark agreement with adidas and helped the
league to realize a significant increase in sponsorship revenue and activation.
Additionally, he developed the current business model for SUM and MLS special
events, and he was a key member of the team that secured long-term national
television agreements for MLS with ABC/ESPN, Univision, Fox Soccer Channel and
Most recently, Quinn managed the creation of SuperLiga, the innovative
professional tournament between MLS and Mexico's First Division clubs that
began in July 2007.
Quinn said he is
excited about the future of FC Dallas and eager to begin his new role.
“I am humbled by the
opportunity to lead FC Dallas and honored to be a part of the tremendous soccer
heritage of North Texas,” Quinn said. “The Hunt family’s commitment to soccer
in the United States paved the way for the success of MLS, and I look forward
to building a world-class, championship club for our supporters.”
Quinn has extensive
experience in the sports and entertainment industries, including 14 years with
the National Football League in a number of senior management, marketing and
sales positions. Prior to joining SUM, Quinn served as president of
Entertainment Marketing Partners, an entertainment media and corporate
consulting firm based in Los Angeles.
“Doug Quinn has been a
great leader and valuable member of the MLS and Soccer United Marketing
executive team,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “His contributions during
the past six years have helped establish SUM as one of the pre-eminent soccer
commercial companies in the world.”
“I am so pleased that
Doug will remain in the ‘MLS family’ as the president and CEO of FC Dallas. His
varied experience and strong business skills will help the club become one of
the top organizations in MLS.”
Quinn's career with the
NFL saw him contribute to the NFL's triple-digit growth in retail sales during
the early 1990s, as he developed many of the NFL's most successful integrated
marketing programs with key corporate partners like VISA, FOX and Reebok.
In his role as senior
vice president and managing director of NFL International, Quinn was
responsible for the NFL's international operations and development activities,
including management of a staff of more than 190 people across 11 offices,
overseeing media sales, production and distribution, corporate partnerships,
licensing and marketing.
Quinn also supervised the development and production
of the American Bowl games and the NFL's six-team development league, NFL
Born November 9, 1962,
Quinn earned bachelor’s degrees in marketing and English from Southern
Methodist University and an MBA concentrating in international business and
finance from the University of Texas. Quinn will be joined in Dallas by his
wife Elizabeth and two daughters, Taylor and Schuyler.