Hunter Tops AEG Sports

Anschutz Entertainment Group has promoted chief marketing officer Shawn Hunter to the new position of AEG Sports president.

Hunter, the former prexy of the National Hockey League’s Phoenix Coyotes, has held the top marketing position at AEG since 2003 and will continue in that role. He has a solid pedigree as a sports executive and will oversee an increasing stable of teams, including the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Galaxy, soccer and lacrosse teams, European sports franchises and the upcoming Tour of California cycling road race.

AEG president Tim Leiweke also held the title of Kings president and until the announcement, he oversaw the company’s sports, promotion and venue divisions.

Hunter’s promotion shows how AEG has expanded since 2003. It is assumed the new position will free Leiweke to concentrate on strategic planning for the company.