Leibman to oversee club’s business operations
The Texas Rangers announced Friday, April 6, that Neil Leibman has been appointed as the club’s CEO, effective immediately, a news release said.
In his new role, Leibman will oversee the club’s revenue and business operations, in addition to continuing to serve as chairman of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. Previously, Leibman served as chairman of the Texas Rangers Ownership Committee.
“Neil has played an integral role in the growth of this organization in a variety of areas since taking an active role as Chairman of the Ownership Committee more than five years ago, and he will be an ever greater asset going forward,” Ray Davis, Rangers co-chairman and managing partner, said in the release. “Neil and I will continue to work closely with our management team in setting a direction to make this franchise the best in Major League Baseball.”
The release detailed that Leibman is an original member of the ownership group that purchased the Rangers in August 2010 and also serves on the team’s Board of Directors. He has worked closely with Davis and the city of Arlington on the agreement for the new ballpark partnership, and with The Cordish Companies and Loews Hotels & Co. on the Texas Live! and Live! by Loews-Arlington projects.
Leibman played a major role in the Rangers’ transfer and purchase of the Down East Wood Ducks of the Carolina League in August 2016 and the franchise’s purchase of the South Atlantic League’s Hickory Crawdads in October 2017, according to the release.
Outside of his role within the Rangers, Leibman serves as CEO of Kinston Baseball LLC and Summer Energy Inc., president of Hickory Baseball Inc., and chairman of Esports enterprise Optic Gaming, all in addition to being a member of Major League Baseball’s Diversity and International Committees on the ownership level.