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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 Kristi Coleman has been named president of the Carolina Panthers.

President of business operations Tom Glick, who had been with the team 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.

Coleman has been with the Panthers for eight years, having worked as director of finance before becoming chief financial officer in 2019.

As part of the transition, Joe LaBue becomes president of Charlotte FC. 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 initiatives 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."