Former IMG counsel Carfagna is new chair of LPGA
Peter Carfagna, formerly chief legal officer at IMG, the international sports and entertainment company which he left in 2005 after 11 years, has been elected chair of the board of directors of women’s golf’s LPGA, and is due to take up the role on 1 January 2018.
Carfagna, who is also chairman and chief executive of Magis, LLC, a privately-owned sports marketing, management and investment company, has been an independent director on the board since 2011 and succeeds Roberta Bowman, who was chair in 2016-2017.
Mike Whan, the LPGA’s commissioner, said: “Peter is uniquely positioned to take over as our board chair, given his extraordinary background in both law and sport. Prior to taking over as CEO of Magis, he was chief legal officer and general counsel of IMG and there is very little - if anything - that he hasn't seen when it comes to the sports industry. He will be a tremendous asset in helping the LPGA reach even greater heights.”
Carfagna said: “I'm absolutely delighted to take on the role as Chair of the LPGA’s Board of Directors. Mike Whan and his executive team are true ‘major league’ players in the sports world - it will be my pleasure to work closely with them, and with our player and other independent directors, to accomplish the very ambitious Strategic Plan which will continue to showcase the LPGA as the premier women’s professional sports organization in the world.”