Phoenix Suns name Welts president and CEO

PHOENIX: Basketball franchise, the Phoenix Suns, have named former PR pro and CMO, Rick Welts, as president and CEO position.

PHOENIX: Basketball franchise, the Phoenix Suns, have named former PR pro and CMO, Rick Welts, as president and CEO. Welts joined the Suns in July 2002 as president and COO. He served as EVP, CMO, and president of NBA Properties before he departed in 1999 after 17 years. Prior to that, he served as director of PR for the Seattle SuperSonics.

Welts described the dual branding mission of the franchise as embracing the history of the team, which began in Phoenix in 1968, and being innovative and technologically progressive for the benefit of the fans and the brands he works with.

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