CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers have named Tina Becker as the new Chief Operating Officer. Becker will take full control of the management of the organization.

Becker will now become one of the highest-ranking female executives for any of the 32 teams in the NFL.

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“These have been some of the most difficult days of my 19 years with the Panthers, but I am lifted up by the strong resolve and the commitment our employees have shown to this organization,” Becker said. “Our team on the field is performing at a very high level, and I believe is bound for the Super Bowl. My immediate focus will be to ensure the corporate side of the organization performs at the same high level, while addressing the real concerns that have been raised in recent days.”

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Becker has held key roles including directing the organization’s business and administrative priorities, as well as dealing with league affairs. She has worked closely over the years with all facets of the organization, including business operations, ticketing and sponsorship, stadium operations, entertainment and fan engagement. Prior to joining the owner’s office, Becker served as the team’s director of entertainment from 2012-14.

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Hugh McColl, former Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, said, “Tina is the right person to lead this organization. I know she is committed to the Panthers, to the city of Charlotte and to ensuring this organization is run in a professional and progressive manner.”

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