The Madison Square Garden Company Names Jonny Greco Senior Vice President and Executive Producer, Event Presentation
New York, N.Y., November 18, 2019 – The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that Jonny Greco has been named senior vice president and executive producer, event presentation for the New York Rangers, New York Knicks and Westchester Knicks, effective as of November 14. Mr. Greco joins the company after spending two years with the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, where he most recently served as chief experience officer.
As senior vice president, Mr. Greco will be responsible for creating in-game and venue entertainment opportunities ensuring that MSG continues to deliver extraordinary in-venue experiences for fans.
“Jonny is well known as one of the best in the industry for being an innovative producer and authentic leader,” said Kristin Bernert, senior vice president, business operations, MSG Sports. “He brings a wealth of knowledge on how to enhance the fan experience to this role. We’re thrilled to have someone of his caliber on board and are excited to see what he will bring to The Garden on both the court and ice.”
“The first ever indoor sporting event my parents took me to as a kid was at Madison Square Garden,” said Mr. Greco. “It is an incredible honor to get to work at the World’s Most Famous Arena and have the opportunity to join a team that is already creating amazing experiences for the world class fans of New York sports.”
Mr. Greco joins The Madison Square Garden Company after 2 years with the Vegas Golden Knights, where he helped to launch their extremely successful inaugural season as a part of the NHL. He was instrumental in creating an in-game atmosphere with home ice advantage that introduced professional hockey to the city of Las Vegas and buoyed the team throughout the 2017-18 playoffs and a run to the Stanley Cup Final.
Prior to joining the Golden Knights in 2017, Mr. Greco was a senior live event producer at WWE for 6 years, where he collaborated with entertainment leaders to redefine the WWE live event experience. He has also worked with the NBA as a video director for the last 4 consecutive NBA All-Star Weekends and was a part of the production team for the ice hockey venue at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Greco produced, wrote, edited and directed in-arena live events for the Cleveland Cavaliers and from 2002 to 2014 he was the manager of video production for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Mr. Greco started his career in 1999 as a producer and editor for the Florida Marlins, now known as the Miami Marlins. He graduated from Full Sail University with an Associate of Science Degree in Film & Video.
About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise. In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment, dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cathédrale. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com
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