During this edition of my interview series, I was extremely lucky to be joined by Jacksonville Jaguars’ team president Mark Lamping, who has one of the most impressive resumes I have ever seen. Before Mark took over as president of the Jaguars, he was the CEO of the New Meadowlands Stadium Company, team president of the St. Louis Cardinals, and Director of Sports Marketing for Anheuser-Busch. Mark has succeeded in every role he has been in, and offers great insight into how he was able to build such an impressive background.
Mark is a very humble person, but a quick review of his past shows just how intriguing he is. Mark knew he wanted to get into sports, but he started his career at Anheuser-Busch, which one could argue was the main reason he was able to work his way up to president of the St. Louis Cardinals. As Mark explains in our interview, many aspects of his career were serendipitous, but it all can be traced back to his days at Anheuser-Busch.
Throughout our conversation Mark talks about:
- How being president of a football team is both similar and different to being president of a baseball team
- What new owner Shahid Khan has brought to the Jacksonville Jaguars
- Mark’s role with day-to-day team activities, and his relationship with General Manager Gene Smith
- Advice Mark would give to those seeking to break into the business of sports
Sports Job Interview with Mark Lamping – President, Jacksonville Jaguars
Mark Lamping – Interview Transcription
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