Club Announcements

Changes in executive leadership


CHARLOTTE — Tepper Sports and Entertainment made a change in leadership Tuesday, with several existing executives taking on new roles. Nick Kelly has been appointed chief executive officer of Tepper Sports and Entertainment and Joe LaBue has been named president of Charlotte FC.

President of business operations Tom Glick, who had been with Tepper Sports & Entertainment since 2018, is stepping aside to pursue other opportunities.

Kelly was previously the team president of Charlotte FC, and has 15 years of experience in sports and entertainment marketing. He joined the company from Anheuser-Busch InBev, where he worked as vice president of partnerships, culture and community and previously as head of U.S. sports marketing. 

LaBue has been with the organization for 10 years, and has 20 years of experience in sports and entertainment. He began with the Panthers as a sales manager, and was previously vice president of ticket sales and services. He has also worked for the Washington Football Team, and managed corporate sponsorships for Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which operates the Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics.

 As part of the transition, Kristi Coleman has been named president of the Carolina Panthers. Additionally, Nicole Tepper has been named chief administrative officer of Tepper Sports and Entertainment. In her role, she will focus on growing a culture that values its people and partners, and further engrains the organization in the Carolinas community. She has played a key role with a number of philanthropic projects across the Carolinas on behalf of the Panthers and the David and Nicole Tepper Charitable Foundation.

"Nick, Kristi, Joe and Nicole are talented, passionate executives and I look forward to continuing to work closely with them as we strengthen our organization and build winning teams for our fans," owner David Tepper said. "We thank Tom for his many contributions to the organization and wish him and his family the best."