George Killebrew

Executive Vice President, Dallas Mavericks (North Texas)

George is entering his 22nd season with the Dallas Mavericks being promoted to Executive Vice President in 2010, previously serving as senior vice president of Corporate Sponsorships for seven seasons.

He originally joined the organization in 1991 to head up all sales and marketing for the then Dallas Mavericks owned Dallas Sidekicks soccer team. He eventually became an account executive in the Dallas Mavericks sponsorship group. From there, he was promoted to manager of the department, director, to vice president, and then to senior vice president.

Each season under his tenure, sponsorship revenue increased over the previous year, and during the 2007-08 campaign, all previous records were broken. Since that season, and as he continues in his leadership role, sponsorship revenue and the department continues to grow and prosper.

Killebrew represented the Mavericks in all sponsorship negotiations for the American Airlines Center, starting with the naming rights agreement with American Airlines and moving on to the Flagship Partner program, a program designed to include elements from the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars and the American Airlines Center, all packaged together into one agreement.

A 1985 graduate of Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, he worked as a sports marketing manager for Professional Sports Publications and Learfield Communications and served as the associate executive director of The Mustang Club in the SMU Athletic department, prior to coming to the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Sidekicks.

Killebrew currently serves as Chair of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors, is on the Board of Directors for the Sports Sponsorship and Sales (S3) program at Baylor University and is on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Dallas.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, he is a collector of sports cards and sports memorabilia, and enjoys running, golfing, horse racing and cooking. He and his wife, Anne, live in Dallas with their sons, Nash (6/8/01) and Will (5/3/05).

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