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A.G. Spanos was named President of Business Operations for the Chargers in May 2015. He oversees all day-to-day business operations of the organization, including marketing, sales, public relations, digital media and community relations. He also represents the organization at all NFL and ownership meetings.
Previously, Spanos served as executive vice president–chief executive officer from 2011-15, executive vice president—executive officer from 2008-10 and director of marketing programs and business development from 2003-07.
Spanos knows the power of professional sports and the Chargers ability to lift the spirits of an entire community. With that in mind, his number-one goal is, and always has been, to ensure the Chargers enjoy success on the field. Paramount in that effort is helping the franchise establish an undeniable home-field advantage. Since 2003, the Chargers have posted a winning record at home nine times, including 2006 when the team went undefeated at home for the first time in franchise history.
Working to ensure this trend will continue, Spanos oversaw the multi-million dollar upgrades to StubHub Center during the summer of 2017. The venue, home to the Chargers through the 2019 season, will be one of the most unique experiences in the league – providing fans with unmatched sightlines and unprecedented proximity to NFL action. From security to parking, seating manifest to the aforementioned capital improvements, Spanos has been dedicated to ensuring that games at StubHub Center will be an unparalleled experience Chargers fans won’t soon forget.
Another aspect of being competitive on the field is providing players and coaching staff with critical resources. Under Spanos’ direction, the Chargers secured space for both training camp and a new practice facility during the 2017 offseason. The team’s new training camp home at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, Calif., has undergone extensive field modifications to bring it up to NFL standards – a benefit the community will also soon enjoy – while the team’s new practice facility, also in Costa Mesa, is receiving a dramatic overhaul as well. The state-of-the-art facility will provide the Chargers with the latest in technology and equipment and house the team’s more than 130 full-time employees, not including players.
Off the field, with an emphasis on the fact that Season Ticket Members are the backbone of the organization, the Chargers have added more value, greater access and have rebranded the team’s most loyal fans as ‘Season Ticket Members’ under Spanos’ direction. Key benefits of being a Season Ticket Member have grown to include the creation of dedicated service representatives, unique opportunities surrounding the Chargers practice facility, stadium tours, exclusive practice sessions at both mini-camp and training camp and an upgraded, more transparent seat relocation program among other items.
In an effort to quench Chargers fans’ unending thirst for information about their team, Spanos created the organization’s 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’ digital footprint across various social media platforms. Additionally, recognizing the benefits of producing web, digital and television content in-house, Spanos led the effort to construct a new television and editing studio in the team’s practice facility and has been instrumental in acquiring new talent to support the team’s ever-expanding media initiatives.
Spanos attended La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla, Calif., lettering 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, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Marshall School of Business.
Spanos is the grandson of Owner Alex Spanos, and he is the eldest son of Chairman Dean Spanos and his wife Susie. A member of YPO-LA and GenNext in Orange County, he and his wife, Kamri, reside in Laguna Beach with their two sons, Dean II and Leonidas Alexander.