Macky Weaver resigns from Jaguars, 3 executive moves made

Al Messerschmidt

Macky Weaver was with the Jaguars for 19 years.

Macky Weaver will resign from the Jacksonville Jaguars later this month, according to a press release by the team. Weaver, former owner Wayne Weaver's nephew, has been with the Jaguars for the past 19 years in an executive role.

"Macky Weaver is one of a handful of people who can say they helped put the Jaguars on the map here in Jacksonville, and he should always be very proud of that," Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a team release. "I'll always appreciate his personal efforts to introduce me to the community and make me feel at home as the new owner of the
Jaguars."

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The Jaguars also announced two executive promotions and a new hire in the release, as the team hired Hussain Naqi, Chad Johnson, and Megha Parekh in different roles.

Naqi was promoted to Senior Vice President of Fan Engagement, and has been with the team since 2012. Naqi spent the previous four years as the Vice President of Business Planning and General Counsel at MetLife Stadium. He will oversee the Jaguars' game day experience, which includes game day lines of business, game presentation, fan engagement activities, guest service and security. Naqi will also in overseeing the Jaguars fan development in the United Kingdom during the London series.

Johnson was promoted to the Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales and will be responsible for sales in all ticketing areas, including suites, premium seating, season tickets, and group and single game tickets, as well as the service and ticket operations portion of the business. Johnson has extensive experience in sales with the Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Parekh was hired as the Jaguars Vice President and General Counsel and has been a member of Proskauer LLP since 2009, which as a firm represents a wide array of professional sports leagues and teams. While at Proskauer, Parekh worked on things such as public and private company acquisitions, and equity and debt financing. Parekh will be joining the Jaguars officially on March 1, and was named to Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 Sports List last December. The list set out to identify those who "represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation." Parekh graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and was a sports writer for The Harvard Crimson as well as interning with the Boston Red Sox.

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