Originally published at Nick Khan, Steve Koonin, Connor Schell added to WWE Board of Directors
WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan has been elected to WWE’s Board of Directors on top of his standing duties with the company. Joining Khan as the newest board members are Steve Koonin and Connor Schell.
The official announcement of Khan, Koonin and Schell being added to the Board of Directors was pushed out today on WWE’s corporate branch of their website. Schell previously served as Executive Vice President of Content for ESPN and Koonin is the CEO of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena. He also served as President of Turner Entertainment Networks and oversaw TNT and TBS.
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Steve Koonin, Connor Schell and Nick Khan have been elected to its Board of Directors.
“The addition of Steve, Connor and Nick provides WWE and its Board with some of the most accomplished executives in media,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “With such proven track records across our industry, we look forward to their insight and contributions as members of our Board.”
Koonin is the Chief Executive Officer of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena, a position he has held since April 2014. Previously, Koonin served as the President of Turner Entertainment Networks overseeing TNT, TBS, truTV and TCM, following a 14-year run with The Coca-Cola Company where he led marketing and advertising operations.
Schell is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a new unscripted content venture announced with Chernin Entertainment. An award-winning producer of film and television, Schell previously served as Executive Vice President, Content at ESPN. In that role, he was responsible for the development and production globally of all live event, studio, and original content across ESPN’s platforms, products and services.
Khan has served as WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer since August 2020. Previously, Khan was Co-Head of the Television Department at Creative Artists Agency LLC (CAA), where he represented top broadcasters while also helping to negotiate billions of dollars in media rights deals on behalf of WWE, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Top Rank Boxing. Khan was a practicing attorney prior to becoming an agent.
Nick Khan’s name was brought up in a recent video with AEW President Tony Khan. The video was put up on AEW’s digital channels and WWE was tagged in the post. Tony stated that there is only room for one “Khan” in pro wrestling.