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Giants, Jets Name Alfred E. Kelly CEO Of 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee

Alfred E. Kelly Jr. has been named chief executive officer of the New York/New Jersey 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee. The announcement was made today by co-chairman Jonathan Tisch and Woody Johnson. Tisch is treasurer of the New York Giants and Johnson is owner of the New York Jets.

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Kelly, 52, is former president of the American Express Company. He will oversee the preparations for the first open-air, cold-weather Super Bowl, to be played at the New Meadowlands Stadium in February 2014.

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"Having led one of the most successful Fortune 500 companies, Al is a great choice to lead our host committee and drive this effort forward energetically and efficiently," said Johnson. "We believe we have secured one of the best minds in the business world to guide us as we set out on this historic endeavor. With Al at the helm, we are thrilled with this strong start to the years of planning and implementation that are ahead."

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"Al's professional career to date can best be mapped by marking one success after another," said Tisch. "At American Express, he set effective, strategic objectives, drove operating excellence, and assembled focused teams that produced top quality results, helping to mold the company into the innovative marketing and customer service powerhouse that it is today. Al's winning record proves that he possesses the strategic ability, insight and fortitude to help us bring the world's greatest game onto its biggest stage."

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