SBD/January 17, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Jets Exec VP/Business Operations Matt Higgins Leaving The Team After Eight Years

Jets Exec VP/Business Operations MATT HIGGINS announced today he was leaving the team in the next few weeks after eight years with the club. He said his next opportunity is in the works but he declined to disclose what it is, or whether it is in sports. Higgins, who previously served as a spokesperson for former N.Y. Mayor RUDY GIULIANI, helped transform the business culture of the Jets into a brash one and elevated the club’s brand alongside the Giants in N.Y. He was also an aggressive user of social media to get out the Jets' message. During his time with the Jets, the team moved into a new practice facility and into MetLife Stadium. “Woody knows I am a restless soul,” Higgins said of Jets Owner WOODY JOHNSON and his own departure. Jets Senior VP/Programming BOB PARENTE, a 35-year veteran of the team, will replace him temporarily. The team will conduct a search for a replacement, and Parente will be considered as part of that, Higgins said.
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