The Madison Square Garden Company Names Joseph Percoco Senior Vice President
New York, NY (December 10, 2015) - The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE:MSG) announced today that distinguished, 20-year government veteran Joseph Percoco has been appointed senior vice president, effective January 4. Mr. Percoco joins the Company after serving as Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive deputy secretary for the last five years, overseeing all facets of government operations.
In this newly created position, Mr. Percoco will utilize his significant expertise to play an important role in numerous Company priorities, including working closely with the executive management team to develop and execute strategic business opportunities that drive the overall advancement of the Company. This will include support of the Company's businesses, which in addition to New York, are also located in Inglewood, CA, Chicago and Boston.
"As MSG seeks to enhance our existing operations and explore new opportunities for growth, our ability to forge positive relationships with key stakeholders in the community is increasingly critical to us. That's why we are extremely fortunate to have such an experienced and seasoned professional join MSG at such an important time," said Barry Watkins, EVP and chief communications officer for The Madison Square Garden Company. "We look forward to having Joe as a part of our leadership team and are confident that he will play a critical role in helping MSG achieve its goals."
"As a born and bred New Yorker, it is a dream come true for me to be a part of The Madison Square Garden Company, and I hope to contribute to its continued success as it builds on its amazing legacy," said Mr. Percoco. "I look forward to working with the strong leadership team at MSG to help drive the Company's business to new heights."
Mr. Percoco joins MSG after serving as executive deputy secretary for Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office since 2011, where he reported directly to the Governor and worked with senior staff to effectively execute the Administration's priorities. His responsibilities included overseeing the operations and administration of the Executive Chamber, as well as legislative and intergovernmental affairs and constituency relations. For four years prior to this, Mr. Percoco worked at the Office of the New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo as special counsel. During this time, he was responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the Attorney General's Office, including the coordination of cases, investigations, agency initiatives and outreach, while also managing New York City and Albany offices, as well as 11 regional offices.
From 2003-2006, Mr. Percoco served as attorney manager of Operations Services at KPMG, LLP, Forensic and Litigation, where he was regional operations manager of the Northeast Forensic Practice. Prior to this, he served as deputy campaign manager of Operations for the Andrew Cuomo for Governor Campaign. Mr. Percoco has also served as assistant general counsel and special assistant to the Secretary at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as deputy director of public events at the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York. He started his career as an aide to former Governor Mario M. Cuomo.
Mr. Percoco received his law degree from St. John's University School of Law and his B.A. from Wagner College.
About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment with a portfolio of legendary sports teams, exclusive entertainment productions and celebrated venues. MSG Sports owns and operates some of the most widely recognized sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA), along with two development league teams - the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also presents a broad array of world-class sporting events, including: professional boxing, college basketball, tennis, bull riding and e-gaming events. MSG Entertainment features exclusive, original productions that include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the Rockettes New York Spectacular, both starring the Rockettes, and presents or hosts a wide variety of live entertainment offerings, including concerts, family shows and special events, in the Company's diverse collection of iconic venues. These venues are: New York's Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, California; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.