On Thursday afternoon, the Houston Dash and Dynamo announced that John Walker has been named president of business operations. The club said that Walker will oversee all aspects of the club’s business operations and all of its entities — the Dash and Dynamo, and BBVA Compass Stadium and Houston Sports Park.
Walker joins the Dash and Dynamo after spending the last three years as executive vice president of business operations for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. Walker was introduced by club majority owner Gabriel Brener at a press conference at BBVA Compass Stadium on Thursday.
Walker joins the organization following the announcement earlier this week that Dash and Dynamo president Chris Canetti will resign effective at the end of 2018.
Dynamo and Houston Dash Majority Owner Gabriel Brener to make a major announcement.
Posted by Houston Dash on Thursday, November 1, 2018
“I’m humbled to have the opportunity to build upon the legacy that Oliver Luck started and Chris Canetti developed with the Dynamo and Dash organization. The club has made an incredible impact on the soccer community locally, nationally and internationally and has developed a loyal and passionate fan base,” Walker said in a club news release. “Mr. Brener and the ownership group are committed to building a winning team, growing the fanbase and continuing that legacy. The future is promising on all fronts and I’m excited to get started.”
“I’m proud to welcome John Walker to the Houston Dynamo and Dash. He is a highly respected leader in the sports industry whose breadth and depth of experience in multiple sports, leagues, and areas of the business will help our club continue to grow,” Brener said in comments released by the club. “He has proven the ability to not only generate tremendous financial results, but to build a team-focused culture that leads to success across an organization. His energy, enthusiasm and ideas will help drive our club forward, and I am excited to begin this new chapter in our club’s history.”