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

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A.G. Spanos oversees the day-to-day business operations of the San Diego Chargers, including marketing, sales, public relations, digital media 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 2013 season was particularly gratifying for Spanos as it culminated with the team’s first trip to the playoffs since 2009. Along the way, Spanos spearheaded a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Chargers’ 1963 AFL Championship, including commemorating that championship team by adding it to the Ring of Honor at Qualcomm Stadium during Alumni Weekend festivities.

The Chargers’ bond with its 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 rescaled the stadium’s ticket prices and lowered the price of nearly 10,000 season seats. It was the second time in three years that he 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.

Spanos works closely with the team’s customer service, stadium and security partners, continually searching for new ways to enhance Chargers fans’ game-day experience and improve the team’s Fan Conduct Program. In the last year, he commissioned a series of fan forums and focus groups designed to seek new and better ways to improve that fan experience. Fan behavior is a strategic priority for the NFL and the Chargers. 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 and every year since, the Chargers have received the highest compliance rating with the League’s “Fan Conduct Best Practices.”

For the Chargers’ most-valuable customers, Spanos has led several initiatives that have created more value for season ticket members. In fact, he played a lead role in recently re-branding the team’s “Season Ticket Holder” relationship as the “Season Ticket Member” program. Every season ticket member now has a dedicated customer service representative in the team’s ticket office who is directly available to assist them with any issues or questions they may have, and he helped launch a new season ticket member website in which every member has a personalized web page specifically for their season ticket account.

In 2013, Spanos recognized the team’s newest season ticket members by hosting the first-ever “Rookie Season Ticket Member” recognition event. It took place on the field at Qualcomm Stadium and featured top executives from the team along with the Chargers’ top rookies from 2013, including D.J. Fluker and Manti Te’o. And to reward and thank the Chargers’ most loyal customers and returning season ticket members, whom Spanos frequently refers to as the team’s “life blood,” he 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.

Another prime example of Spanos’ out-of-the-box thinking took place in June 2013, when the team designated Monday, June 10, “Thank You San Diego Day.”  On that day, the entire organization ventured out in groups throughout San Diego 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.

In an effort to quench Chargers fans’ unending thirst for information about their team, Spanos created the organization’s first digital media department in 2012. The department has been instrumental in providing an endless supply of unique content available only on the team’s official website, Chargers.com, while expanding the Chargers’ social media footprint. Recognizing the benefits of producing web and television content in-house, Spanos led the effort to construct a new television and editing studio at a recently-expanded Chargers Park.

Early in his Chargers career, Spanos had a hand in a couple of big-picture endeavors that helped to establish his footprint. Catapulting off the team’s successful foray into the dot-com world, Spanos founded Chargers Auction in 2002. It was an undertaking in which fans could bid on official Chargers merchandise and team-worn memorabilia online. The program, which still continues today, has been a huge success with more than $530,000 being raised for local charities. And in 2007, Spanos led the charge to develop and introduce a new logo and marks for the Chargers, including new uniforms. Six years later in 2013, he helped implement some minor tweaks to the uniforms, designed to enhance the color scheme.

Taking a cue from his father and grandfather before him, Spanos has continued the Chargers’ long-standing tradition of community support and involvement. He serves 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 YPO Coastal San Diego Chapter. Previously, Spanos served on the board of the San Diego Police Foundation and he continues to work with the organization. He has also co-hosted a pair of fundraisers – The Courage & Hope Gala for the Alzheimer’s Association in September 2013 and the Teaming Up Against Cancer Gala and Golf Tournament for the American Cancer Society in June 2014.

Now a top executive with the Chargers, Spanos has been asked to accept a number of community honors on behalf of the Spanos family and the team. In April, he accepted the San Diego Business Journal’s Community Service Award at the Family-Owned Business Awards. He also previously accepted the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Wish-Granting Partner of the Year Award, the President’s Merit Award from the California State Athletic Director’s Association and the Heilbron Award from the Rotary Club of San Diego. The latter is an 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.”

Spanos also has been recognized individually for his business acumen, achievements and community leadership. In 2010, Greek America Magazine named him one of their “Top 40 Under 40.”

Spanos was born in Stockton, Calif., and he attended La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla, Calif., where he lettered in football and basketball. He played football as a freshman at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., before returning to California to continue his education at the University of Southern California. There, he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Marshall School of Business. 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, and while a student at USC, he spent a summer at the NFL office in New York assisting the business operations department. Spanos also spent one summer completing an internship at KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, as a production manager.

Spanos and his wife, Kamri, reside in La Jolla. He is the oldest son of Chairman and Team President Dean Spanos and his wife Susie.

A.G. Spanos oversees the day-to-day business operations of the San Diego Chargers, including marketing, sales, public relations, digital media 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 2013 season was particularly gratifying for Spanos as it culminated with the team’s first trip to the playoffs since 2009. Along the way, Spanos spearheaded a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Chargers’ 1963 AFL Championship, including commemorating that championship team by adding it to the Ring of Honor at Qualcomm Stadium during Alumni Weekend festivities.

The Chargers’ bond with its 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 rescaled the stadium’s ticket prices and lowered the price of nearly 10,000 season seats. It was the second time in three years that he 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.

Spanos works closely with the team’s customer service, stadium and security partners, continually searching for new ways to enhance Chargers fans’ game-day experience and improve the team’s Fan Conduct Program. In the last year, he commissioned a series of fan forums and focus groups designed to seek new and better ways to improve that fan experience. Fan behavior is a strategic priority for the NFL and the Chargers. 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 and every year since, the Chargers have received the highest compliance rating with the League’s “Fan Conduct Best Practices.”

For the Chargers’ most-valuable customers, Spanos has led several initiatives that have created more value for season ticket members. In fact, he played a lead role in recently re-branding the team’s “Season Ticket Holder” relationship as the “Season Ticket Member” program. Every season ticket member now has a dedicated customer service representative in the team’s ticket office who is directly available to assist them with any issues or questions they may have, and he helped launch a new season ticket member website in which every member has a personalized web page specifically for their season ticket account.

In 2013, Spanos recognized the team’s newest season ticket members by hosting the first-ever “Rookie Season Ticket Member” recognition event. It took place on the field at Qualcomm Stadium and featured top executives from the team along with the Chargers’ top rookies from 2013, including D.J. Fluker and Manti Te’o. And to reward and thank the Chargers’ most loyal customers and returning season ticket members, whom Spanos frequently refers to as the team’s “life blood,” he 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.

Another prime example of Spanos’ out-of-the-box thinking took place in June 2013, when the team designated Monday, June 10, “Thank You San Diego Day.”  On that day, the entire organization ventured out in groups throughout San Diego 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.

In an effort to quench Chargers fans’ unending thirst for information about their team, Spanos created the organization’s first digital media department in 2012. The department has been instrumental in providing an endless supply of unique content available only on the team’s official website, Chargers.com, while expanding the Chargers’ social media footprint. Recognizing the benefits of producing web and television content in-house, Spanos led the effort to construct a new television and editing studio at a recently-expanded Chargers Park.

Early in his Chargers career, Spanos had a hand in a couple of big-picture endeavors that helped to establish his footprint. Catapulting off the team’s successful foray into the dot-com world, Spanos founded Chargers Auction in 2002. It was an undertaking in which fans could bid on official Chargers merchandise and team-worn memorabilia online. The program, which still continues today, has been a huge success with more than $530,000 being raised for local charities. And in 2007, Spanos led the charge to develop and introduce a new logo and marks for the Chargers, including new uniforms. Six years later in 2013, he helped implement some minor tweaks to the uniforms, designed to enhance the color scheme.

Taking a cue from his father and grandfather before him, Spanos has continued the Chargers’ long-standing tradition of community support and involvement. He serves 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 YPO Coastal San Diego Chapter. Previously, Spanos served on the board of the San Diego Police Foundation and he continues to work with the organization. He has also co-hosted a pair of fundraisers – The Courage & Hope Gala for the Alzheimer’s Association in September 2013 and the Teaming Up Against Cancer Gala and Golf Tournament for the American Cancer Society in June 2014.

Now a top executive with the Chargers, Spanos has been asked to accept a number of community honors on behalf of the Spanos family and the team. In April, he accepted the San Diego Business Journal’s Community Service Award at the Family-Owned Business Awards. He also previously accepted the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Wish-Granting Partner of the Year Award, the President’s Merit Award from the California State Athletic Director’s Association and the Heilbron Award from the Rotary Club of San Diego. The latter is an 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.”

Spanos also has been recognized individually for his business acumen, achievements and community leadership. In 2010, Greek America Magazine named him one of their “Top 40 Under 40.”

Spanos was born in Stockton, Calif., and he attended La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla, Calif., where he lettered in football and basketball. He played football as a freshman at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., before returning to California to continue his education at the University of Southern California. There, he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Marshall School of Business. 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, and while a student at USC, he spent a summer at the NFL office in New York assisting the business operations department. Spanos also spent one summer completing an internship at KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, as a production manager.

Spanos and his wife, Kamri, reside in La Jolla. He is the oldest son of Chairman and Team President Dean Spanos and his wife Susie.

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