Former Major League Rugby Commissioner George Killebrew Joins United Pickleball Association

The United Pickleball Association is thrilled to announce the appointment of George Killebrew as their new Chief Revenue Officer. With an impressive background in sports business and a track record of success, Killebrew brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the world of pickleball.

Killebrew’s tenure as the Commissioner of Major League Rugby from 2019 to 2023 was marked by significant growth and expansion. Under his leadership, the league successfully added new expansion teams, attracting a larger fan base and increasing sponsorships. His strategic vision and ability to forge strong partnerships were instrumental in elevating Major League Rugby to new heights.

After leaving his post as Commissioner, Killebrew continued to make waves in the sports business industry. He embarked on a consulting journey, lending his expertise to various sports ventures. One notable collaboration was with Tom Dundon and the Professional Pickleball Association, where he provided valuable insights and guidance.

Prior to his role in Major League Rugby, Killebrew had an illustrious career with the Dallas Mavericks spanning over 27 years. During his tenure, he held key positions within the organization, including leading the ticket sales group, sponsorship team, and sponsor activation group. His contributions were instrumental in driving revenue growth and enhancing the Mavericks’ brand presence.

With his extensive background in sports business and a proven track record of success, Killebrew is poised to make a significant impact on the United Pickleball Association. His strategic mindset, innovative thinking, and ability to cultivate strong relationships with sponsors and partners will undoubtedly propel the association to new heights.

The United Pickleball Association is excited to have George Killebrew on board and looks forward to the positive changes and growth he will bring to the world of pickleball. With his leadership, the association is well-positioned to continue its mission of promoting and advancing the sport of pickleball on a global scale.

Stay tuned for exciting developments and initiatives as George Killebrew takes the helm at the United Pickleball Association.

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Written by Billy Pickles

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