Carolina Panthers Chief Operating Officer, Tina Becker, resigns her position…
Tina Becker, one of the top female executives in all of the NFL, resigned her position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Carolina Panthers. As new owner David Tepper takes control of the team he has set out to put his imprint on the organization and Becker leaving appears to be one of the first changes.
After enduring an unusually high amount of turnover, even for the NFL, from top to bottom throughout the franchise, there could be more changes forthcoming. Tepper recently completed the purchase of the Panthers for a record $2.275 billion – the highest amount ever paid for a sports franchise in the United States.
Becker was a 19-year employee with the organization, working her way up through the ranks over the years and eventually assuming control of all day-to-day operations last December. After former owner and founder, Jerry Richardson, announced his intentions to sell the franchise following allegations of workplace misconduct, Becker was given control.
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Ultimately, the NFL investigation led to a $2.75 million fine to Richardson as he stepped away from the team he built and established in Carolina. Becker was almost immediately announced as COO becoming responsible for navigating the team through the offseason and league meetings.
As the Tepper deal finalized, Becker stepped aside and while there is no immediate individual in line as her replacement, expectations are it will not take Tepper long to fill the role. Serving as a minority owner with the Pittsburgh Steelers for numerous seasons, Tepper is familiar with the front office workings of an NFL franchise and it is possible he has someone already in mind to take over.
Add the resignation of Becker to a long list of organizational changes expected to occur over the next few months and possibly into the regular season. As with any business, a change at the top typically has a trickle down effect involving others who were high ranking under a previous ownership.
By all accounts Becker did an outstanding job of keeping the Panthers operations running smoothly throughout the offseason and during the change in ownership but Tepper now controls the team.