JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 18, 2015 – Shad Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, today announced a five-year contract extension for Jaguars team president Mark Lamping.
"Mark has impressively served the Jaguars and, by extension, the National Football League since I introduced him as our new team president in early 2012," Khan said. "Our business performance over the past three years has been remarkable under Mark, and his commitment to the Jacksonville community has been nothing short of spectacular. From growing our brand regionally and internationally, to seeing through our emphasis on improving the game day experience at EverBank Field and much more, Mark has done it all. We're all very fortunate to have Mark Lamping as our Jaguars team president today and for many more years to come."
As president, Lamping oversees all business operations for the Jaguars. Since arriving in Jacksonville he has directed a restructuring of the Jaguars front office, along with multiple initiatives designed to engage with fans, increase ticket sales, strengthen relationships with governmental and civic interests, and grow local, regional and international business opportunities aligned with the interests of the Jaguars.
Improving the in-game experience for fans at EverBank Field has been a focus for Lamping, and the results of that effort became evident in 2014 when the Jaguars ranked in the top four of all eight categories in the NFL's Voice of the Fan Survey. The Jaguars ranked No. 1 in arrival experience, in-game entertainment, in-game enhancements and technology, and exiting the stadium; second in safety and security, game day staff and food; and fourth in merchandise.
"I was honored when Shad named me as team president in February of 2012 and today I am flattered and humbled that he has entrusted me with continuing our work to build the Jaguars into one of the great franchises in all of sports," Lamping said. "My wife, Cheryl, and I are also extremely proud to call Jacksonville our home. We are grateful to Shad for this opportunity and to everyone in Jacksonville for joining us on this journey."
Lamping serves on the NFL Stadium Security and Fan Behavior Committee and was named in 2013 as a non-executive board member of Fulham Football Club in London. Away from the Jaguars and Fulham, Lamping serves on the boards of directors of the American Heart Association, Florida Forum, Jacksonville Civic Council, Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute, Jacksonville Sports Council, JAXUSA Chamber of Commerce and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Inc.