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A.G. Spanos
Executive Vice President - Chief Executive Officer

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A.G. Spanos oversees all day-to-day business operations of the San Diego Chargers, including marketing, sales, public relations and community relations. He also represents the organization at all NFL and ownership meetings.        

Spanos was named executive vice president–chief executive officer in July 2011 after serving three years as executive vice president—executive officer (2008-10) and five seasons as the team’s director of marketing programs and business development (2003-07).              

The Chargers’ bond with their fans and the San Diego community is always top of mind for Spanos, and the 2013 offseason yielded several key examples.  In an effort to drive attendance, build a stronger home-field advantage and help minimize local television blackouts, Spanos spearheaded a rescaling of the stadium’s ticket prices and lowered the price of nearly 10,000 season seats.  From 2008-12, the Chargers were one of just five NFL teams that didn’t raise ticket prices in that five-year period.  Twenty-seven of the NFL’s 32 teams raised prices, including many more than once.             

It was the second time in three years that Spanos lowered ticket prices.  His decision to lower the price of 6,500 seats going into the 2011 season proved successful as it provided Chargers fans with more of the most affordable NFL tickets in the country while also easing the path to additional sellouts and live local telecasts.

A prime example of Spanos’ out-of-the-box thinking took place in June when the team designated Monday, June 10 “Thank You San Diego Day.”  On that day the entire organization ventured out in groups throughout the county, spending an afternoon thanking fans and San Diegans for their support while sharing the team’s excitement for the coming season.  The event drew rave reviews from the local citizenry as well as local and national media outlets, further cementing the bond between the team and its fans.    

Spanos has led several initiatives that have created more value for season ticket holders. To reward and thank the Chargers’ most loyal customers whom he refers to as the team’s “life blood,” Spanos has created the most attractive list of benefits ever available, including exclusive events with the team at Training Camp and Qualcomm Stadium, exclusive fan forums with players and key personnel, behind-the-scenes tours, and once-in-a-lifetime prize packages and opportunities.                

Spanos also works closely with the team’s customer service, stadium and security partners continually searching for ways to enhance Chargers fans’ game-day experience and the team’s Fan Conduct Program. Fan behavior is a strategic priority for the NFL and the Chargers organization. During the NFL’s unannounced stadium security checks of all 32 venues in 2011, the Chargers had the most outstanding review and ranked first among all teams in the League’s “Fan Conduct Best Practices” audit.              

In an effort to quench Chargers fans unending thirst for information about their team, Spanos created the organization’s first digital media department. The department has been instrumental in providing an endless supply of unique content available only on the team’s official website, while expanding the Chargers’ social media footprint.

One of Spanos’ first big-picture decisions involved the development and introduction of the Chargers’ new logo and marks in 2007, including new uniforms. Six years later in 2013, he helped implement some minor tweaks designed to enhance the color scheme of the uniforms. Spanos also coordinated efforts with the stadium concessionaire to launch the opening of the Chargers Team Store at Qualcomm Stadium and he has worked closely with the merchandise partners who supply the store as well as the team’s Online Pro Shop at Chargers.com.    

Spanos has continued the Chargers’ long-standing tradition of community support and involvement. In 2002, he founded “Chargers Auction,” which offers official Chargers merchandise and team-worn memorabilia online. To date the endeavor has raised more than $530,000 for charity. Spanos has served on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors for the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum and he is a Trustee for the San Diego Sports Commission. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego Police Foundation.         

In 2013, Spanos is a Co-Chair for the annual Celebration of Courage & Hope Gala for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Most recently in 2012, A.G. accepted several community honors on behalf of the Spanos family and the Chargers. He accepted the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Wish-Granting Partner of the Year Award as well as the President’s Merit Award from the California State Athletic Director’s Association. The Rotary Club of San Diego also presented Spanos and the Chargers with its Heilbron Award, given to companies “that exemplify the pay it forward spirit – that give of themselves and their professional expertise to advance the well-being and success of others in the community.”    

In June 2010, in recognition of his achievements in business and community leadership, Spanos was named one of the "Top 40 Under 40" Greek Americans by Greek America Magazine. Before joining the Chargers full-time in 2001, Spanos assisted the director of strategic planning for NFL Europe’s London office, analyzing market research for the entire league. While a student at the University of Southern California, he also spent one summer at the NFL office in New York assisting the business operations department.           

Spanos earned a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Marshall School of Business at USC. He spent one summer completing an internship at KFMB-TV in San Diego as a production manager. He played football as a freshman at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.    

Spanos was born in Stockton, Calif., and currently resides in La Jolla. A.G. is the oldest son of team President Dean Spanos and his wife Susie. He attended La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla where he lettered in football and basketball.

A.G. Spanos oversees all day-to-day business operations of the San Diego Chargers, including marketing, sales, public relations and community relations. He also represents the organization at all NFL and ownership meetings.        

Spanos was named executive vice president–chief executive officer in July 2011 after serving three years as executive vice president—executive officer (2008-10) and five seasons as the team’s director of marketing programs and business development (2003-07).              

The Chargers’ bond with their fans and the San Diego community is always top of mind for Spanos, and the 2013 offseason yielded several key examples.  In an effort to drive attendance, build a stronger home-field advantage and help minimize local television blackouts, Spanos spearheaded a rescaling of the stadium’s ticket prices and lowered the price of nearly 10,000 season seats.  From 2008-12, the Chargers were one of just five NFL teams that didn’t raise ticket prices in that five-year period.  Twenty-seven of the NFL’s 32 teams raised prices, including many more than once.             

It was the second time in three years that Spanos lowered ticket prices.  His decision to lower the price of 6,500 seats going into the 2011 season proved successful as it provided Chargers fans with more of the most affordable NFL tickets in the country while also easing the path to additional sellouts and live local telecasts.

A prime example of Spanos’ out-of-the-box thinking took place in June when the team designated Monday, June 10 “Thank You San Diego Day.”  On that day the entire organization ventured out in groups throughout the county, spending an afternoon thanking fans and San Diegans for their support while sharing the team’s excitement for the coming season.  The event drew rave reviews from the local citizenry as well as local and national media outlets, further cementing the bond between the team and its fans.    

Spanos has led several initiatives that have created more value for season ticket holders. To reward and thank the Chargers’ most loyal customers whom he refers to as the team’s “life blood,” Spanos has created the most attractive list of benefits ever available, including exclusive events with the team at Training Camp and Qualcomm Stadium, exclusive fan forums with players and key personnel, behind-the-scenes tours, and once-in-a-lifetime prize packages and opportunities.                

Spanos also works closely with the team’s customer service, stadium and security partners continually searching for ways to enhance Chargers fans’ game-day experience and the team’s Fan Conduct Program. Fan behavior is a strategic priority for the NFL and the Chargers organization. During the NFL’s unannounced stadium security checks of all 32 venues in 2011, the Chargers had the most outstanding review and ranked first among all teams in the League’s “Fan Conduct Best Practices” audit.              

In an effort to quench Chargers fans unending thirst for information about their team, Spanos created the organization’s first digital media department. The department has been instrumental in providing an endless supply of unique content available only on the team’s official website, while expanding the Chargers’ social media footprint.

One of Spanos’ first big-picture decisions involved the development and introduction of the Chargers’ new logo and marks in 2007, including new uniforms. Six years later in 2013, he helped implement some minor tweaks designed to enhance the color scheme of the uniforms. Spanos also coordinated efforts with the stadium concessionaire to launch the opening of the Chargers Team Store at Qualcomm Stadium and he has worked closely with the merchandise partners who supply the store as well as the team’s Online Pro Shop at Chargers.com.    

Spanos has continued the Chargers’ long-standing tradition of community support and involvement. In 2002, he founded “Chargers Auction,” which offers official Chargers merchandise and team-worn memorabilia online. To date the endeavor has raised more than $530,000 for charity. Spanos has served on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors for the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum and he is a Trustee for the San Diego Sports Commission. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego Police Foundation.         

In 2013, Spanos is a Co-Chair for the annual Celebration of Courage & Hope Gala for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Most recently in 2012, A.G. accepted several community honors on behalf of the Spanos family and the Chargers. He accepted the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Wish-Granting Partner of the Year Award as well as the President’s Merit Award from the California State Athletic Director’s Association. The Rotary Club of San Diego also presented Spanos and the Chargers with its Heilbron Award, given to companies “that exemplify the pay it forward spirit – that give of themselves and their professional expertise to advance the well-being and success of others in the community.”    

In June 2010, in recognition of his achievements in business and community leadership, Spanos was named one of the "Top 40 Under 40" Greek Americans by Greek America Magazine. Before joining the Chargers full-time in 2001, Spanos assisted the director of strategic planning for NFL Europe’s London office, analyzing market research for the entire league. While a student at the University of Southern California, he also spent one summer at the NFL office in New York assisting the business operations department.           

Spanos earned a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Marshall School of Business at USC. He spent one summer completing an internship at KFMB-TV in San Diego as a production manager. He played football as a freshman at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.    

Spanos was born in Stockton, Calif., and currently resides in La Jolla. A.G. is the oldest son of team President Dean Spanos and his wife Susie. He attended La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla where he lettered in football and basketball.

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  • 11/28: A.G. Spanos

    Posted Nov 28, 2012

    Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer A.G. Spanos at the Chargers Champions grant ceremony, a program of the Chargers Community Foundation providing grants to help improve physical fitness programs in San Diego County Schools.

  • Chargers HOF Fan Selections Press Conference

    Posted Jul 16, 2012

    For the first time in team history, fans will have the opportunity to select the next inductee into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame.

  • Grand Prize Winner

    (00:01:22) Posted Apr 25, 2012

    Steve Caves, a season-ticket holder since 1980, won the renewal sweepstakes grand prize Wednesday and will attend Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans with a friend courtesy of the Chargers.

  • Gameday Information

    (5:32) Posted Sep 15, 2010

    Representatives from the San Diego Chargers, City of San Diego and the San Diego Police Department address important gameday information

  • San Pasqual Academy Grant

    Posted May 18, 2010

    The San Diego Chargers, NFL and LISC announce a six-figure grant for a new turf field to San Pasqual Academy.

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