NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- George Pyne, the President of IMG Sports and Entertainment, will be departing from the company to create a new venture after leading IMG's global sports and entertainment businesses. Mr. Pyne will remain a senior advisor to the company.
"It has been an honor to work for IMG, the greatest sports marketing company in the world, and a privilege to collaborate with so many talented men and women, whom I would like to thank for the invaluable experiences we have shared. I would like to also thank the amazing clients I have worked with over the years," said Pyne. "Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell are entrepreneurs and dynamic leaders whom I greatly respect and admire, and I look forward to collaborating with them as I take this next step."
Pyne continued, "I will outline the goals and objectives of my new venture at the appropriate time."
"George has been a true partner to us these past few months and we're grateful for all he has contributed to the company and our industry as a whole," said Ariel Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, co-CEOs of WME | IMG. "We look forward to working with him in this next chapter."
About George Pyne
George Pyne is an American business executive and former President of IMG Sports and Entertainment. He has served on the Boards of IMG, 24 Hour Fitness and NASCAR. He is currently on the Board of the National Football Foundation. Prior to joining IMG, he served as Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR, where he was only the second non-family member in 50 years to join its board of directors. Pyne grew up in Milford, Massachusetts and attended Brown University where he played football for the Brown Bears and majored in Political Science. While at Brown, he earned All-Ivy League and All-New England honors and served as the team's captain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pyne_(business_executive)
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