Executive Vice President, Global Head of Government Relations and Public Affairs
The Madison Square Garden Company
As Executive Vice President, Global Head of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Richard Constable serves as The Madison Square Garden Company’s (MSG) chief strategist overseeing all governmental, legislative and public affairs matters companywide. In this role, Mr. Constable focuses on strengthening MSG’s relationships with government and in the communities the Company serves. He is responsible for directing MSG’s local, federal and global government relations, along with all legislative, regulatory and related policy matters for the Company’s businesses, which includes MSG’s collection of venues, professional sports teams and entertainment properties. Mr. Constable also helps drive the Company’s plans to expand its venue portfolio, as well as its efforts to maximize its civic initiatives through the creation of meaningful projects and programs.
Mr. Constable joined MSG in 2018 following a multi-faceted career that has spanned the corporate, governmental and legal communities. Prior to MSG he served as Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Commercial Contracts at the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. While at Wyndham, Mr. Constable developed and implemented a comprehensive government relations strategy to advance the Company’s domestic and international priorities, as well as played a leadership role in Wyndham’s spin-off of its multi-billion-dollar hotel division.
Prior to Wyndham, Mr. Constable had several high-profile positions in government, including serving as Commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, a cabinet position in which he oversaw a $4 billion budget and workforce of 1,600. As Commissioner, Mr. Constable played a critical role in overseeing the state’s post-Hurricane Sandy recovery and rebuilding efforts. Mr. Constable also previously served as Deputy Commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Labor, where he provided operational leadership to the department. Prior to government, Mr. Constable was an Assistant United States Attorney and conducted high-profile grand jury investigations and trials. Mr. Constable’s legal experience also includes working as a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, as well as serving as a law clerk to Justice Alan Page of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Mr. Constable serves on the boards of Seton Hall Prep and the Drumthwacket Foundation. He received a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and his JD/MPA from the University of Pennsylvania.