Redskins lose no time replacing VP

WASHINGTON, DC: The Washington Redskins moved fast to fill a void in the team’s PR staff, naming John Maroon as VP and director of public and community relations.

WASHINGTON, DC: The Washington Redskins moved fast to fill a void in the team’s PR staff, naming John Maroon as VP and director of public and community relations.

WASHINGTON, DC: The Washington Redskins moved fast to fill a void

in the team’s PR staff, naming John Maroon as VP and director of public

and community relations.



Maroon replaces John Konoza, who quit as director of PR after just three

days to return to his former job as general manager of a Northern

Virginia auto dealership (PRWeek, August 2). Konoza had been hired to

replace Mike McCall, who was fired along with several other marketing

employees when new owner - and communications magnate - Daniel Snyder

officially took over the club.



The new job marks a shift across sports for Maroon. For the past five

years, he has been PR director for baseball’s Baltimore Orioles, and he

previously held a PR position with the Cleveland Indians.



Maroon was on the short list for the position when Konoza was

chosen.



When asked why Maroon’s title carries more responsibility than Konoza’s,

Karl Swanson, a spokesman with the Snyder-owned Arnold Communications,

said the loftier title signals that the job ’is not an insignificant

post.’



Swanson said that Konoza was first picked over Maroon because he had

been working with the team since 1983.



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