Mark Lamping was named president of the Jacksonville Jaguars on February 13, 2012. A veteran of more than 20 years as an executive in professional sports, Lamping became the Jaguars’ first president since the end of the 1996 season.
His career highlights include 13 years as a marketing executive with Anheuser-Busch, 14 seasons as president of Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals and four years as CEO of New Meadowlands Stadium Company where he oversaw the construction and operation of MetLife Stadium. The New York Giants’ 2012 Super Bowl victory enabled Lamping to become one of the few sports executives to have received both a Super Bowl ring and World Series Championship ring. Lamping earned his World Series ring as president of the St. Louis Cardinals following their 2006 championship season.
As president Lamping oversees all business operations for the Jaguars. Since arriving in Jacksonville he has directed a restructuring of the Jaguars front office, along with multiple initiatives designed to engage with fans, improve the in-stadium experience, increase ticket sales and grow business opportunities locally, regionally and internationally. In 2012 the Jaguars improved from 28th to 20th in the NFL in ticket sales. Beginning in 2013 and continuing through the 2016 season, the Jaguars will play one regular season home game each year at London’s Wembley Stadium. Lamping currently serves on the NFL Stadium Security and Fan Conduct Committee and became a Non-Executive Director in July 2013 at Fulham.
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In September 2016, David Daly, a lifelong Fulham supporter and career veteran in the football business, was named by Chairman Shahid Khan as a Non-Executive Director, to join the board at Fulham Football Club.
Daly began his service to Fulham after recently retiring from Nike after 30 years with the company. Nearly all of Daly’s time at Nike was dedicated to football, both in the UK and in career stops that took him to North America, Asia and various points in Europe. Through it all, Daly remained a season ticket holder at Craven Cottage, where as a child he fell in love with the Whites early on while attending matches with his dad in the Hammersmith Stand.
“I’ve gotten to know David over the past couple of years, and have been extremely impressed by everything he’s accomplished at Nike as well as his understanding and passion for Fulham,” Khan said. “David’s ability to help us in football as well as on the business side is just what we need to make the board more of a service and resource to our club. David wants to see Fulham promoted and enjoy long-term success in every respect, just as I do, so his point of view will be valuable and most welcomed.”
Daly said it is his intention to leverage his personal and professional network in the football industry to help Fulham become a stronger club in all facets of the business.
“First, next to playing for Fulham, this is as good as it gets for someone who has loved Fulham his entire life as I have,” Daly said. “I am extremely honoured to be given this opportunity by Mr. Khan to help get us back on track and fulfil his vision for my beloved club. Mr. Khan is clear in his goals to return to the Premier League, and I appreciate that he wants to get there the right way, by strengthening the club commercially with a distinct focus on Craven Cottage and what the chairman’s investment in the Cottage may mean for Fulham for many years ahead.”