(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Dave Coskey, president of Comcast-Spectacor Marketing, will resign his position to pursue new challenges in the industry. Coskey, who built a nationwide reputation for innovation and creativity in the marketing of both the Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Flyers, will continue to serve Comcast-Spectacor as a consultant.
"Dave has been an integral part of the growth and success of Comcast-Spectacor as a leader in the sports and entertainment industry," said Ed Snider, chairman of Comcast-Spectacor. "He will be sorely missed, but we understand his desire to pursue new opportunities and wish him well in his new endeavors. We also plan to continue to utilize Dave's many talents and incredible creativity, albeit in a consulting capacity."
Coskey has served as president of Comcast-Spectacor Marketing since May 2003, overseeing the marketing and public relations activities of all of the organization's teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Philadelphia Phantoms. Coskey first joined the organization in 1996 serving as vice president of communications.
"While Dave has helped to lead our company through a tremendous period of growth and change with his creative thinking and remarkable innovation, he has also trained an outstanding marketing and public relations staff," said Comcast-Spectacor President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Luukko. "With the foundation Dave leaves behind, we, as a company, will continue to be at the forefront of the sports and entertainment industry. We all wish Dave the best of luck."
"I greatly value the opportunity I have had to work with Ed Snider, Peter Luukko and the entire Comcast-Spectacor team," said Coskey. "I've been with the organization in one capacity or another for more than half of my professional life, and I just think that it is time to try something new. The hardest part is that I'm leaving a company that I love, people I respect and admire, and people who are my friends.
"I look forward to continuing to work with Comcast-Spectacor on new, innovative ideas to enhance the fan experience and create greater entertainment value," Coskey said. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen