NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President of Administration and Facilities Don MacLachlan has resigned his position, effective immediately, and two experienced sports executives will assume portions of MacLachlan's former duties.
"I personally want to thank Don for more than two decades of service to this organization," said Titans President/CEO Tommy Smith. "I appreciate what he has accomplished during that time with our team, particularly as we transitioned from Houston to Nashville and established our brand in the Mid-South."
"While we are sad to see Don go, we know there also is a great deal of work ahead of us to improve our organization. Over the last year, one of my primary objectives was to monitor how things have been operating within the team. This offseason, we have decided to make changes in a number of areas from both a personnel standpoint and a structural standpoint. As of today, we have hired or promoted some of these people already; and for some other positions, we are in the interview process. This is not an easy process, but these changes will reflect a shift in our approach and hopefully will result in making our fans proud."
"After a lot of thought and meeting with ownership and other front office staff, I have chosen to resign from my position with the Tennessee Titans." said MacLachlan. "I have enjoyed a fabulous 24 years with the organization and have many friendships both within and outside the organization. I thank the family for providing so many great memories for me and my family and I wish the Titans nothing but success in the future."
Stuart Spears, who has been with the organization for a total of 28 years and has served most recently as Vice President of Business Operations and Sales, will become the team's Chief Revenue Officer. Bob Flynn, who has most recently served as Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships for the Nashville Predators and who previously was an Arena Football League general manager, including four years with the Nashville Kats, will become the Titans' Head of Facilities and Game Day Operations.
A native of Wilmington, Del., Spears is a graduate of Baylor University with a B.A. degree in journalism and marketing. He and his wife, Joyce, reside in Franklin, Tenn. They have two sons, Wesley and Dustin.
Flynn, a graduate of the University of Florida, has been in leadership roles with the Predators since January 2008, and was with various Arena Football League teams dating back to 1991.