(CHICAGO) – The Chicago Bulls announced today that Brad Seymour, a minor league sports veteran with more than 20 years of team experience, has been named President of the Chicago Bulls’ new NBA D-League team. Seymour will officially join the organization on February 22, 2016.
“We are very excited to welcome Brad Seymour to the role and into the Chicago Bulls family. The wealth of experience that Brad brings will ensure that we achieve our goal of creating a first-class organization in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. During the interview process, we were impressed with both his business acumen and the importance he places on building relationships with the community. Brad will be a great ambassador and leader for our new team,” said Michael Reinsdorf, President and COO, Chicago Bulls.
“It is an honor to join the Chicago Bulls and to have the privilege of establishing an organization that will be an active member of the community while expanding the Bulls experience to the Northwest Suburbs”, said Seymour. “I look forward to working with a great leadership team as we embrace the challenge of creating memorable opportunities for our guests and partners both at the Sears Centre and throughout the region.”
Seymour comes to the Bulls from the Lake County Captains, the Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, located in Eastlake, Ohio. Seymour has served as Vice President and General Manager of the team since 2009, and under his leadership the organization has developed several memorable game day promotions and fan experiences that have led to increased revenues and improved profitability each year. Following the 2010 season, Seymour spearheaded the successful re-branding of the team identity and logos, marking the first major changes to the club’s image.
While with the Captains, Seymour held a concurrent role from 2011-2014 as the Vice President of the Lancaster Jethawks, the Class A – Advanced affiliate of the Houston Astros, located in Lancaster, California. He also served as General Manager of the Jethawks from 2004-2008. During his tenure with the Jethawks, Seymour oversaw an operation that posted record revenue and attendance figures, increased the number of facility events annually and initiated several capital improvements throughout the stadium.
Prior to his posts with the Jethawks and Captains, he spent nine seasons with the Sioux Falls (SD) Canaries of the independent Northern League and served as General Manager for the 2002-2003 seasons, where he guided the organization’s business and baseball operations. Seymour started his career in 1995 with the San Jose Giants (A-San Francisco) of the California League.
A native of Morgan Hill, California, Seymour is married to Michelle and they have two children.
For more updates on Bulls D-League news and events, please visit www.bulls.com/dleague. Future career opportunities with the Bulls D-League team will be posted on Teamwork Online. Fans interested in purchasing Bulls NBA D-League season tickets can visit www.bulls.com/dleague or call (847) 396-7070 to place a non-refundable deposit of $50 to gain season-ticket priority.