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Rich Claffey named SVP and general manager of Madison Square Garden

Rich ClaffeyThe Madison Square Garden Company announced that Rich Claffey has been named senior vice president and general manager of Madison Square Garden.

Mr. Claffey, who was general manager of Radio City Music Hall until November 2015, returns to resume a career at the company that spans more than three decades. Mr. Claffey most recently worked as a venue consultant to various clients, including MSG.

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In his previous role at MSG, Mr. Claffey served as senior vice president and general manager of Theatre Operations and Rockettes Operations, responsible for directing all facility operations for Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theatre and The Chicago Theatre, and managing day-to-day operations and administration for the Rockettes.

Mr. Claffey began his career with MSG in 1983 as part of the stage crew at The Garden.

Over the next 20 years he assumed positions of increasing responsibility at Radio City Music Hall, including head electrician of the stage crew; head carpenter; technical director of the Christmas Spectacular; vice president of production; and general manager.

In addition to his experience at MSG, Mr. Claffey also spent one year as a member of the crew on a Bruce Springsteen world tour.


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