ocV!BE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM ANNOUNCED
June 24, 2020
The executive management team for ocV!BE, Orange County’s newest community, sports and entertainment district, was announced today. Members of the management team include Chief Executive Officer Tim Ryan, President & Chief Operating Officer Bill Foltz and Executive Director of Development Dan Young.
“We are thrilled to announce such a creative and experienced leadership team to direct this exciting project,” said Ducks Owners Henry and Susan Samueli, who funded and spearheaded the development. “We expect ocV!BE to be an important part of the fabric of Orange County for generations to come.”
Ryan will provide leadership over the development of ocV!BE while maintaining oversight of Honda Center, The Rinks facilities, and affiliated business entities, including the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club and the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club. He has more than 41 years of arena management and event creation experience, 27 of those years at Honda Center. He most recently served as the President/Chief Executive Officer of Anaheim Arena Management, LLC and the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. Ryan has recently led significant efforts in renovations and vital improvement projects around Honda Center, including the Grand Terrance Project that features the Shock Top Terrance and Anaheim Ducks Team Store.
Foltz will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and all corporate-wide business functions of ocV!BE, including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Legal. His knowledge and experience spans over a 30-year career in professional sports, hospitality, private equity and consumer products. Foltz was previously the Chief Financial Officer for the Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Arena Management and H&S Ventures. In his previous role, Foltz was responsible for the financial planning and execution of major projects and initiatives such as Honda Center’s backstage construction project, Great Park Ice and the Grand Terrace Project.
Young is currently leading the master planning of ocV!BE. He spent 16 years with the Irvine Community Development Company, including serving as president from 2007-16. He has also enjoyed a 20-year career in real estate development and consulting, which has included helping lead a recent development campaign focused on housing for the homeless. Young previously served 11 years on the Santa Ana City Council, including spending eight years as mayor.