University of Southern California

Shawn Hunter
USA Pro Cycling Challenge

In February, 2011, Shawn Hunter was appointed as co-chairman to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, America’s pro tour and premier world-class cycling event. He joins the Pro Challenge with a deep background in sports management and marketing as the former president and CEO of Deportivo Chivas professional Soccer Club, after holding the position of chief marketing officer and president of AEG Sports. Shawn Hunter is also a former executive vice president of the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets and also served as President for the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Hunter’s experience with AEG included overseeing eleven sports teams worldwide and many of the brand’s marquee sporting events, including the Tour of California professional bike race. Hunter also holds a position on the board of directors for Total Sports Asia, a company that has represented leading sports federations and rights holders from around the world including the US Open Tennis Championship, Badminton World Federation, Manchester United, and Real Madrid. As one of AEG’s representatives on the MLS Board of Directors, Hunter has also been influential in a number of major business developments in Major League Soccer. Hunter played a role in the formulation of the Designated Player Rule, which opened the doors for the arrival of such international stars as the New York Red Bulls’ Juan Pablo Ángel, the Chicago Fire’s Cuauhtémoc Blanco, and the LA Galaxy’s David Beckham.