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by Paul on 09/01/10 at 03:50 PM ET
from David Pollak of Working the Corners,
The voice and face of Sharks’ ownership is about to change.
At a morning staff meeting, Greg Jamison told those gathered at HP Pavilion that he is stepping down as the CEO and president of Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment while remaining part of the ownership group.
No successor was immediately named.
added 2:05pm, Sharks press release is below…
SAN JOSE – Long-time San Jose Sharks President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Jamison announced today he has decided to step away from his position and the day-to-day operations of the highly-successful and well-respected National Hockey League franchise on Oct. 1. The process of finding a replacement will begin shortly.
Moving forward, Jamison will continue to be involved with the franchise. He remains a member of the ownership group and serves as the franchise’s Governor to the NHL as well as on the League’s ten-person Executive Committee, a position he was elected to by the NHL’s Board of Governors in 2007. In addition, he will remain active in his position as president of the Sharks Foundation.
Named as president in 1996, Jamison, 60, has overseen the day-to-day business operations for the Sharks and Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment (SVS&E). Under his guidance, the organization has grown into one of the most respected in all of sports, building a strong and talented front office and executive team.
“I have immensely enjoyed running this franchise and wish to thank the ownership group for their support and cooperation,” said Jamison. “Our team, both on and off the ice, is set up for success moving forward, and I look forward to assisting my fellow partners in a more limited role.
“This organization, including the hockey team and HP Pavilion, has become part of the fabric and culture of the downtown core, the city of San Jose, Silicon Valley and beyond,” added Jamison. “We have brought quality entertainment to countless residents of the Bay Area. The organization will continue to strive toward our goal of winning the Stanley Cup for our tremendously loyal fan base. I can attest that the Sharks and SVS&E remain in the capable hands of an extremely talented, dedicated and experienced staff.”
In 2001, Jamison coordinated efforts to form the San Jose Sports and Entertainment Enterprises ownership group after being approached by former Sharks Owner George Gund III to assemble a group of local investors to purchase the team and keep them securely in San Jose.
“On behalf of the ownership group of SVS&E, we want to thank Greg for his incredible leadership,” said owners Kevin Compton and Stratton Sclavos. “He leaves a legacy of accomplishment both on and off the ice, strong devotion to the fans and community and a culture of integrity and passion that will carry on for decades to come.”
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