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
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
Swanson said that Konoza was first picked over Maroon because he had
been working with the team since 1983.