Vancouver Whitecaps hire John Furlong as executive chair
John Furlong has a new job.
The former CEO of Vanoc—the man who oversaw the planning and preparation of the 2010 Olympics and Paralympic Games—is about to get his kicks as a top executive on Vancouver's soccer scene.
Furlong has been hired as executive chair by the Vancouver Whitecaps. In the position, Furlong takes over at the top of the soccer team's management structure and will work with President Bob Lenarduzzi and chief operating officer Rachel Lewis to lead the second-year soccer club's business operations. According to a club release, Furlong will also play an active strategic role with the Whitecaps ownership group.