On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that the club has made three promotions on the business operations team. Chief Financial Officer Dan Crumb added Executive Vice President to his title, while Matt Kenny was promoted to Executive Vice President of Arrowhead Operations and Events and Kirsten Krug was promoted to Executive Vice President of Administration.
"We are thrilled to announce promotions for Dan Crumb, Matt Kenny and Kirsten Krug as part of our senior leadership team," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "The development and retention of individuals who have been instrumental to our organizational success is important to us and all three are more than deserving of this recognition for their work. We look forward to seeing their continued contributions to the success of the organization as we strive for more accomplishments both on and off the field."
Crumb was hired as the club's Chief Financial Officer in September 2010 and enters his 12th season working directly with Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt and President Mark Donovan in directing the club's financial operations, adding Executive Vice President to his title. Since joining the team, he has been instrumental in improving the club's business efficiency, implementing business intelligence and data visualization systems as well as strengthening business continuity and disaster recovery plans. Crumb recently oversaw the development of a company-wide internal business planning system complete with dashboarding and benchmarking tools to maximize efficiency. Along with the club's finance department, he oversees the team's strategy and analytics department, as well as the information technology department. Crumb was recognized as a 2016 CFO of the Year by the Kansas City Business Journal. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Crumb served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the New Orleans Hornets, leading the club's finance, human resources and information technology departments. Before jumping into professional sports he served as Chief Financial Officer of Abita Springs Water Company, Inc. where he guided the company's rebuilding efforts through Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Crumb began his professional career at KPMG, an international audit, tax and advisory firm. Crumb received his bachelor's degree from the University of New Orleans and received his master's degree from Tulane University.
Kenny was hired as the Vice President of Stadium Services and Events in 2017 and begins his fifth season with the club in 2021. In his current role, Kenny oversees the fan experience at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, including parking and logistics, event operations, guest services, as well as concessions and merchandise. In addition, he manages the team's training camp, works closely with the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority and oversees Arrowhead Events – the non-football revenue-generating special events arm of the Chiefs. During the 2020 season, Kenny oversaw robust return-to-stadium planning and led a committee focused on safely hosting fans, working in coordination with the City of Kansas City Health Department. In addition to his fan experience and events focus, in his new role the stadium operations and facilities functions for both GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium and The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex will report to Kenny. He joined the Chiefs after 12 seasons in Major League Baseball, serving as Senior Director of Event Operations for the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field as well as Senior Director of Security and Event Services for the Milwaukee Brewers and Miller Park. Kenny studied finance at Miami University's Richard T. Farmer School of Business and spent three years in the Executive Education Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Krug joined the Chiefs in 2010 as the Director of Human Resources and she enters her 12th season with the team in 2021. She was named the Vice President of Administration in 2012 and is responsible for all facets of human resources for the club, including benefits administration, recruiting, employee relations, compensation analysis, training and special projects. In addition, she manages the club's Player Services Department, which includes the team's Player Engagement staff as well as the Team Clinician. Under her direction, those departments assist players, coaches and staff members by using various resources to help prepare individuals for life after football, including career placement and financial guidance. Additionally, the Team Historian role reports to her. She served as one of two Infection Control Officers (ICOs) for the club during the COVID-impacted 2020 football season. Before beginning her NFL career, Krug spent 13 years as the Director of Human Resources and Training for Amarr Garage Doors, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of residential and commercial garage doors, helping manage a workforce of more than 600 employees. She also served as the Vice President of Business Development at the KU Credit Union and was a Quality Control Supervisor at Kemper Financial Services. Krug earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and was a letter winner on the tennis team.