EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The former president of American Express has been selected as the chief executive officer of the 2014 Super Bowl host committee.
Committee co-chairman Jonathan Tisch and Woody Johnson announced Monday that Alfred F. Kelly Jr. will oversee preparations for the game at the New Meadowlands Stadium in February 2014, the NFL's first open-air, cold-weather Super Bowl.
During his tenure at American Express, the 52-year-old Kelly led day-to-day global operations for the company's consumer businesses.
The Super Bowl is expected to bring more than $550 million in economic benefits to the region.
The New Meadowlands Stadium, the $1.6 billion stadium that opened last season, is the only stadium to serve as the home to two NFL teams, the Giants and Jets.