Capitals Name Humes, McDermott Senior Vice Presidents
/ Washington Capitals
New executives to lead Washington’s sales, marketing efforts
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals have named Michael Humes and Timothy McDermott senior vice presidents with the club, president and owner Dick Patrick announced today.
“I’m excited to welcome Mike and Tim to the Capitals organization and confident that their expertise will help us to continue to grow,” said Patrick. “They both join us with excellent qualifications, proven track records and outstanding reputations in the professional sports industry.”
Humes and McDermott join Lincoln Holdings LLC, which owns 100% of the Capitals and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. Lincoln Holdings also owns 44% of Washington Sports and Entertainment Limited Partnership, which comprises the NBA’s Washington Wizards, Verizon Center and the Baltimore-Washington Ticketmaster franchise.
Humes, as the team’s senior vice president and chief sales officer, will oversee the Capitals’ ticket and sponsorship sales and servicing efforts. He comes to Washington with an extensive background in professional sports, most recently as the executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the Seattle Supersonics and Seattle Storm of the NBA and WNBA, respectively.
Before joining Seattle, Humes spent nearly two decades as a professional hockey executive, including five years with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, helping successfully launch that expansion franchise first as vice president of business development and broadcasting, then as senior vice president of business operations. He had prior experience with the American Hockey League, the NHL Players Association, NHL Enterprises and the NHL office. A native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, and graduate of St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Humes has a master’s in sports administration from Montreal’s Concordia University.
McDermott becomes Washington’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer, leading the club’s marketing and communications efforts. He joins the Capitals after serving as senior director of marketing with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles since March 2004, where he was responsible for the development, communication and implementation of the team’s marketing strategy.
McDermott spent the three previous years as director of new media development for the Comcast Corporation, and also has managerial experience in sales and marketing with the San Diego Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. McDermott earned his master’s in business administration from Harvard and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell, where he was a three-year letterwinner and a two-time GTE Academic All-America on the Big Red football team.