Apple hires events director from Golden State Warriors

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Apple has hired Gail Hunter, current president of public affairs and event management for the Golden State Warriors, to take on a new role as the company's events director, according to a report on Tuesday.




The basketball team confirmed Hunter's departure, and subsequent landing at Apple, to the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Hunter joined the Warriors in 2012 after a nearly 13-year stint as SVP of marketing for the NBA. Prior to that, she spent two years at the Seattle Mariners and seven years at MLB in similar marketing and events management roles.

Hunter was hired by the Warriors to assist in projects related to the team's $1 billion Chase Center arena, a multi-purpose venue scheduled to open in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco in 2019, the report said.

In a statement to the publication, the Warriors said Hunter will leave the team on Friday and join Apple on Monday, March 19.

While her position at Apple has yet to be defined publicly, Hunter will likely help with the company's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference slated to kick off at the McEnery Convention Center on June 4. Announced earlier today, this year's confab boasts over 100 technical and design-focused sessions presented by Apple engineers, hands-on labs, consultations, guest speakers and more.

Apple is expected to preview next-generation operating systems for its major platforms at the event, including iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12.

Though not confirmed, new hardware might also show up during the conference keynote. Rumors currently circulating suggest Apple could launch a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad and an entry-level MacBook in the near future.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,289member
    I wish her every success at the best company on planet Earth :)
  • Reply 2 of 7
    entropysentropys Posts: 1,048member
    That would have to be one of the more stressful jobs in the planet.
    On the one hand, anything that doesn’t work gets sheeted home to you.
    On the other hand Tim Cook gets the credit when it works.
    The gripping hand though is the post event party after a successful event would be extremely awesome.
    I wish her well.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    sirlance99sirlance99 Posts: 1,083member
    MacPro said:
    I wish her every success at the best company on planet Earth :)
    In your opinion. Not fact. 
  • Reply 4 of 7
    MacPro said:
    I wish her every success at the best company on planet Earth :)
    In your opinion. Not fact. 
    What?? People post opinions in these forums?  Say it isn't so.
    patchythepirateentropysAirunJae
  • Reply 5 of 7
    Before Hunter joined the Warriors they hadn't made the playoffs since 2007.  The make the playoffs the year she started and have 2 championships since then.  They were the favorites to win a third.  But that was before this transition.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    MacPro said:
    I wish her every success at the best company on planet Earth :)
    In your opinion. Not fact. 

    Unless a post contains citations, it will always be an opinion on the forum.

    And in most cases, the citations themselves are probably opinions.

    So yeah, don't get your panties in a bunch. It was MacPro's opinion.

  • Reply 7 of 7
    MacPro said:
    I wish her every success at the best company on planet Earth :)
    In your opinion. Not fact. 
    You are mistaken.  It is, in fact, the best company on the Planet.  If you are not sure then look it up using the best tablet on the Planet.  And once you have that confirmed, call your friends and let them know using the best smart phone on the Planet! :)
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