Los Angeles Chargers chief marketing officer Ken Derrett is expected to step down from his position with the organization by the end of the summer, per Sports Business Daily’s Daniel Kaplan.
LA Chargers chief marketing officer Ken Derrett is leaving at the end of the summer. As of now he doesn't have a new position lined up
— daniel kaplan (@dkaplanSBJ) June 22, 2017
He has been with the organization since 2001 and has served as the CMO since 2010.
Derrett was given the tough task of guiding the Chargers through their recent move from San Diego to Los Angeles.
The team had some disasters early on including their first attempt at the LA logo, which was criticized immediately by the public.
However, the organization quickly pivoted and created a much better logo that saved Los Angeles from a PR disaster.
All in all, Derrett had a very tough job dealing with an organization that was rumored to leave their beloved fan base for years and then finally did. He did a great job keeping everything afloat and will very much be missed from the Chargers organization when he leaves at the end of this summer.
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