The New York Mets announced today that John Ricco has been promoted into the newly-created position of Senior Vice President, Senior Strategy Officer.
Ricco, 50, will report to Mets COO Jeff Wilpon on special business and finance projects, including significant construction projects the Mets are planning for their Spring Training facility and other minor league facilities. Ricco will remain a resource and advisor to Mets Executive Vice President, General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen and the rest of the Baseball Department, with continuing responsibilities for salary arbitration and oversight of the Baseball Operations budget and Major League payroll.
“John has been invaluable to this organization for many years,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said. “I’m extremely grateful that he’s remaining with us. He brings a wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics and we know he will have a lot of success in his new role.”
“This new role will give me the chance to broaden the scope of my executive experiences, while remaining a contributor to the operations areas I know and enjoy,” Ricco said. “I am intrigued by the possibilities and excited about the challenges ahead.”
Ricco joined the Mets in April, 2004 as the Assistant General Manager. He was later promoted to Vice President in May, 2009 and was the Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations from December, 2016 until taking on this new position.
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