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Ron Minegar
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Biography

Ron Minegar is beginning his 15th season with the Cardinals after joining the organization from Disney Sports in 2000.

In his current position, the 55-year old Minegar is responsible for developing the club’s strategic plan and overseeing all aspects of the Cardinals business operations. He serves as the team’s primary negotiator on all broadcast agreements, training camp agreements, concessionaire contracts, ticketing agreements and retail merchandise contracts. Additionally, Minegar was a part of the project team during the design and construction of University of Phoenix Stadium and works closely with the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority and the stadium’s facility management firm on business and operational issues.

Ron Minegar is beginning his 15th season with the Cardinals after joining the organization from Disney Sports in 2000.

In his current position, the 55-year old Minegar is responsible for developing the club’s strategic plan and overseeing all aspects of the Cardinals business operations. He serves as the team’s primary negotiator on all broadcast agreements, training camp agreements, concessionaire contracts, ticketing agreements and retail merchandise contracts. Additionally, Minegar was a part of the project team during the design and construction of University of Phoenix Stadium and works closely with the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority and the stadium’s facility management firm on business and operational issues.

Minegar also serves as Chief Operating Officer of Rojo Hospitality Group LLC, which took over the food and beverage contract at University of Phoenix Stadium in 2010. Additionally, he serves in the same capacity for Rojo Event Management LLC. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. For that group, he serves as the Vice Chairman of Marketing for the Board’s Executive Committee, serves on the Finance Council and is past Chairman of the Energy Committee.

Prior to joining the Cardinals, Minegar served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Anaheim Sports, Inc., a division of the Walt Disney Corporation. Originally hired to direct marketing and sales for the Anaheim Angels, Minegar ultimately assumed the additional responsibility of overseeing the marketing and sales efforts for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Minegar began his sports career with the La Crosse, WI franchise of the Continental Basketball Association serving as team President and representing the club’s ownership on all league issues from 1985 to 1990. He was a two-time “Executive of the Year” recipient in the CBA as a result of the team achieving league attendance records and a CBA championship. From 1991-1995, he served as the Director of Corporate Sales for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Target Center. Minegar left the Timberwolves to assist in the start-up of the Minnesota Moose, an expansion franchise in the International Hockey League. In his role as Vice President of Business Operations, he developed the organization’s overall business and operational plan and oversaw the launch of the wildly popular Moose logo that resulted in record league merchandise and promotional sales. Upon the announcement of the NHL’s return to the Twin Cities in 1997, Minegar assisted in the relocation of the IHL franchise to Winnipeg, Manitoba, then became CEO of Diamond Sports Group and was involved in acquisition projects within minor league baseball, basketball and hockey.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse in 1981 and in 1984 earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Minegar resides in Phoenix. He and his wife, Margaret, have two children: daughter, Jenna, and son, Craig.

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