Penguins Promote Travis Williams To Chief Operating Officer
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have promoted Travis Williams to Chief Operating Officer, it was announced today by David Morehouse, the team’s CEO and President.
In his new role, Williams, 40, will oversee finance, legal affairs, technology, business development and arena operations while reporting directly to Morehouse.
He joined the Penguins in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Business Affairs/General Counsel and oversaw the construction and development of CONSOL Energy Center -- bringing the project to completion on time and under budget.
Previously, Williams had been a partner at Reed Smith LLP, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, investment management, commercial lending and general corporate matters. During his 12 years at Reed Smith, Williams also represented several sports franchises, regional sports networks and other sports-related businesses.
He graduated from Penn State University and received a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University, summa cum laude. He lives in Nevillewood with his wife and six children.