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Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2028 Begin Hiring Process for Key Appointments

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, discusses L.A.'s winning bid to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games during a news conference at the StubHub Center in Carson on July 31. Photo: Los Angeles Times

Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 have each begun processes to hire key directors as their respective Organizing Committees begin to take shape.

Applications for six new positions have been posted on the Paris 2024 website.

These include a director of commercial development and marketing, a director of public affairs, a director of communication and a director of brand, creativity and commitment.

The list is completed by a director responsible for legal affairs and another responsible for the integration of the vision.

Deadlines for all the positions have been set for February 23 in a process overseen by recruitment companies Hoogstoël & Associés and Korn Ferry International.

According to French website Francs Jeux, finalists will then be interviewed by Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet and chief executive Etienne Thobois before an appointment is made in early March.

It is then hoped that those chosen will be in place to participate at the first official meeting of the IOC Coordination Commission on June 18 and 19.

Separate recruitment processes are already underway for an assistant director and director of administration and finance, a director of international relations and a director of human resources.

Both Estanguet and Los Angeles 2028 chairman Casey Wasserman have visited the Winter Olympic Games here.

Los Angeles 2028 have not yet begun hiring for many of these positions because they are not necessary with over 10 years to go until the Games take place.

They have, however, reportedly begun to search for a top executive of the joint venture set-up in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee to sell domestic rights.

These rights can be sold from January 2019.

Wasserman chairman told the Sports Business Daily that he would be “shocked” if they were not “significantly staffed” by summer.

He said that the Board of Directors of the joint venture will consist of two appointments from Los Angeles 2028 and two from the United States Olympic Committee.

By Nick Butler

Republished with permission from insidethegames.biz

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