Reports have confirmed that Chip Bowers is no longer the Miami Marlins president of business operations, marking a significant shakeup to the organization’s leadership.
The Marlins first announced the appointment of Bowers in February 2018, making him one of the first major hires of the ownership regime led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter. He brought notable experience to Miami that included a stint with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and emerged over his relatively short tenure with the Marlins a public face for the organization in many initiatives.
On Thursday, Sirius XM’s Craig Mish reported that the Marlins had “parted ways” with Bowers and that Adam Jones and Caroline O’Connor had been appointed as chief revenue officer and chief operating officer, respectively. Other reports have since confirmed that news. More from the Sun-Sentinel:
A team source said the decision was not related to the low attendance at Marlins Park. Miami is drawing a league-worst 9,651 people through 18 home games. The organization finished last in attendance in 2018 as well.
Adam Jones, who formerly served as vice president of strategy and development, will now take over as chief revenue officer. Fellow executive Caroline O’Connor, senior vice president and chief of staff, will now serve as chief operating officer. Jones and O’Connor are both considered two of Jeter’s most trusted advisers….
During his tenure, Bowers was the public face for the Marlins’ business team, speaking frequently to the media as the team unveiled a number of new ideas.
This offseason, the Marlins overhauled their in-stadium experience and re-branded their logo and jerseys. A source says the enhancements and re-branding were in motion before Bowers joined the organization.
Prior to accepting his role with the Marlins, Bowers had served five seasons as the Warriors chief marketing officer .