WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2023) – Old Glory DC is honored to announce that Robyn Remick has been named the team’s General Manager of Business Operations. Remick joins Old Glory directly from Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. where she has served since 2018 as President, Strategic Partnerships, Marketing & Operations, North American & Eastern Hockey League Teams, a role which included direct management of business operations for the Maryland Black Bears and Team Maryland junior league hockey teams.
Ms. Remick’s prior career history spanned across a variety of leadership positions both inside and outside the sports & entertainment industry, including positions as: Vice President, Business Development & Content, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; Vice President, Events & Marketing, ESPN Audio; Vice President, Partner Marketing, Disney & ESPN Networks; and Executive Director, Sales for Walt Disney Television Group. Her focus is on enterprising leadership that drives strategic partnerships and revenue growth.
As GM for Business Affairs, Ms. Remick will be responsible for the development and implementation of Old Glory’s forward-looking business plan and oversight of commercial performance. She will lead the Front Office team and operate in support of Old Glory’s Rugby Operations group.
“I am excited and humbled to take on this leadership role with Old Glory DC,” said Remick. I am ready to work with Chris, Paul and the staff to build upon and expand the team’s success with sponsors, partners and an energetic, dedicated supporter base.”
Added Old Glory Chairman Chris Dunlavey, “The Old Glory organization continues to grow and add increasingly diverse capabilities and expertise to our front office. Adding a proven local sports business leader like Robyn is what our front office needs to take the next step.”
Old Glory Owner Paul Sheehy said, “Robyn is an accomplished professional and brings a high level of organizational skills. Her mission is to grow the Old Glory brand in the DMV. We look forward to working with her closely in achieving our goals.”
Ms. Remick fills the position formerly held by Marcelo Blanco, who remains with the Old Glory organization as Senior Advisor with a focus on player recruitment, contracting, and financial management.
“We thank Marcelo for his many contributions to our successful 2022 season, from his recruitment of great players to his financial management skill – but above all, for his passion for the game and his love for OGDC,” said Dunlavey. “We look forward to continuing his work with the organization.”
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About Old Glory DC
Old Glory is greater Washington’s professional rugby team and represents the region in Major League Rugby (MLR), a North American league that includes teams in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New England, New York, New Orleans, Seattle, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and Toronto. Old Glory was founded in 2018 by life-long DC area residents, business leaders, and rugby players Chris Dunlavey and Paul Sheehy. In 2019, the Scottish Rugby Union joined the partnership, while investors Pablo Calderini, Paxton Baker, and Verdine White joined in 2023. Old Glory completed the 2023 season with its first MLR playoff appearance, reaching the Eastern Conference championship game. For more, visit oldglorydc.com.