The Oakland A’s announced some serious changes in their leadership on Thursday. Co-owner Lew Wolff will step down as Managing Partner, a role he has held for 11 years, and will sell most of his minority stake in the team to the rest of the ownership group. He will be replaced as Managing Partner by John Fisher, the majority owner of the team.
Meanwhile, another long-time name is taking a step back. After 20 years as the team president, Michael Crowley will move into an advisory role with the club. He is being replaced by Dave Kaval, the team president for the San Jose Earthquakes of MLS. Kaval will continue in his role with the Quakes and will lead the A’s concurrently.
See the team’s full announcement below.
John Fisher and Dave Kaval named Managing Partner and President, respectively, as Lew Wolff and Michael Crowley transition to new roles. pic.twitter.com/oDCiml8Bqd— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) November 17, 2016
(h/t Susan Slusser with the original news break, as usual!)