Tom Veit

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Tom Veit
Born
Tampa, Florida
NationalityAmerican
OccupationSports executive

Tom Veit is an American sports executive, mainly working in professional American soccer and football leagues, from Tampa, Florida.

Background[edit]

Veit graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in government and international affairs in 1993.[1]

He worked for Pace Entertainment, promoting motorsport events across the United States while also working for the Tampa Bay Storm, later as its Director of Marketing & Operations.[2]

He also worked for Clear Channel Communications, and served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Tampa Bay Mutiny, a Major League Soccer (MLS) team, where he revamped the team's front office and led the largest single year revenue turnaround in MLS history at that time.[3]

After the formation of the XFL in 2000, Veit was named Vice President and General Manager of the Orlando Rage.[4][5]

After the league’s only season, Veit joined USF as the associate athletics director, where he oversaw the redesign of the school's logo.[6]

In 2008, he became the founding president of the Philadelphia Union of the MLS. He stepped down as president in 2010 and was named the Primary Business Consultant.[7]

In 2011, he became the Senior Vice President of Live Events at WWE, where he oversaw ticket sales, marketing, and event booking.[8]

In 2015, Veit was named the Chief Marketing Officer of the United Soccer League (USL) and its properties, which included the PDL, W-League, and Super Y League.[9] He was later named Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, and led the USL to Division II status, granted by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).[10]

In 2018, the Alliance of American Football named Veit the league's head of business operations.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USF Alumni - Tom Veit, `93 & Life Member, Named Chief Marketing Officer for USL". www.usfalumni.org. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. ^ Veit, Tom (23 October 2014). "The Front Office: Get to Know Tom Veit A.K.A The GM - Sports Talk Florida". Sports Talk Florida. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  3. ^ "TOM VEIT". Alliance of American Football. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  4. ^ Byrd, Alan. "All the Rage: XFL ready for kickoff". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  5. ^ "XFL Orlando Rage Press Release 24". www.all-xfl.com. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  6. ^ Gagliano, Anthony. "USF's about face". The Oracle. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Veit to Step Down as Union President". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  8. ^ Kessler, Scott. "Former Philadelphia Union President Tom Veit Joins WWE As Senior Vice President". Brotherly Game. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  9. ^ "USL names Tom Veit Chief Marketing Officer". Soccer Wire. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  10. ^ Long, Michael. ""What's old is new again": how the United Soccer League upped its content game". SportsPro Media. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  11. ^ Kelly, Jason (18 April 2018). "Steve Spurrier talks new Alliance of American Football League in Orlando". WFTV. Retrieved 3 October 2018.