Pac-10 Appoints NFL Executive To General Counsel, VP Business Affairs
March 9, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Larry Scott, Commissioner of the Pac-10 Conference, announced today that Woodie H. Dixon, Jr. will join the conference as General Counsel and Vice President of Business Affairs. He is currently General Counsel for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.
'Woodie's extensive legal and business affairs experience with the NFL and as a General Counsel make him an ideal choice for our new leadership team,' Scott said. 'His passion for collegiate athletics and his relevant experience will be instrumental in driving the transformation of the Pac-10. We are thrilled to welcome him to the college ranks,' he added.
Dixon has spent the last six years as General Counsel for the Chiefs overseeing all legal matters for the franchise, including player, marketing, sponsorship, stadium operations, special event and sales contracts, litigation and licensing. Previously he has practiced law with the NFL, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood LLP in Chicago, and Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis, MN. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the University of Massachusetts' graduate program in sports management and Amherst College.
'I've always been a huge fan of college sports,' Dixon said. 'It is an honor and a privilege to join an outstanding new leadership team at the premier conference in the country. Commissioner Scott has assembled a world-class team that is poised to take the Pac-10 to the next level of performance.'
Dixon is the conference's fifth new hire in the past six weeks, joining Deputy Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer Kevin Weiberg, Chief Financial Officer Ron McQuate, Chief Marketing Officer Danette Leighton and Senior Associate Commissioner/SWA Gloria Nevarez on the Pac-10 leadership team.
The appointment is effective April 15, 2010. Dixon will be responsible for all of the conference's legal and business affairs. He also will share leadership responsibilities for football operations. He will be based at conference headquarters in Walnut Creek, CA, and will report directly to Commissioner Scott.