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Ron Minegar
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Biography

Ron Minegar is beginning his 17th season with the Cardinals after joining the organization from Disney Sports in 2000.

In his role as EVP/COO, Minegar is responsible for developing the club’s annual strategic plan and overseeing all aspects of the Cardinals business operations. He oversees the team’s Marketing, Business Development, Communications, Broadcast, Ticket Sales, Premium Hospitality, Community Relations, Stadium Operations, International Initiatives and Alumni Programs functions.  During his tenure, the Cardinals have sold out every game over the last ten years at University of Phoenix Stadium and have consistently ranked amongst the elite teams as measured by the NFL’s annual “Voice of the Fans” market research study. He also has responsibility for overseeing the club’s 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 is the team’s primary point of contact with the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority and the stadium’s facility management firm on business and operational issues.  

Ron Minegar is beginning his 17th season with the Cardinals after joining the organization from Disney Sports in 2000.

In his role as EVP/COO, Minegar is responsible for developing the club’s annual strategic plan and overseeing all aspects of the Cardinals business operations. He oversees the team’s Marketing, Business Development, Communications, Broadcast, Ticket Sales, Premium Hospitality, Community Relations, Stadium Operations, International Initiatives and Alumni Programs functions.  During his tenure, the Cardinals have sold out every game over the last ten years at University of Phoenix Stadium and have consistently ranked amongst the elite teams as measured by the NFL’s annual “Voice of the Fans” market research study. He also has responsibility for overseeing the club’s 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 is the team’s primary point of contact 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 and is currently focused on expanding operations throughout the Western United States. In addition to serving as the F&B provider at University of Phoenix Stadium, Rojo has provided world-class service for mega-events including Super Bowl, Super Bowl Central, College Football National Championship Game, Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl and Copa America Centenario.  Additionally, he serves in the same capacity for Rojo Event Management LLC.

Minegar maintains an active role in the community and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is the past Vice Chairman of Marketing for the Board’s Executive Committee as well as past Chairman of the Energy Committee. Minegar is a member of the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors and serves on its Strategic Planning Working Group as well as the Budget & Finance and Charitable Giving Committees. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Final Four Local Organizing Committee and has previously been involved with the Arizona Organizing Committee for the 2016 College Football National Championship Game as well as the Arizona Super Bowl Host 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 Chandler. He and his wife, Margaret, have two children: daughter, Jenna, and son, Craig.

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