Howard becomes CONCACAF acting general secretary
Ted Howard was promoted to acting general secretary of the
CONCACAF, soccer’s regional governing body, following the
resignation of Chuck Blazer.
The appointment of the 66-year-old Howard was announced Monday
by CONCACAF, which governs North and Central America and the
Howard has been deputy general secretary since 1998. He was
executive director of the North American Soccer League from
1971-84, then spent three years as director of marketing of
Ohlmeyer Communications. He was director and group manager of NBA
marketing from 1988-98.
Blazer had been general secretary since 1990 and announced his
resignation in October, taking effect at the end of the year. He
said in May that CONCACAF President Jack Warner and Asian
confederation head Mohamed bin Hammam attempted to bribe Caribbean
delegates $40,000 each to vote for Bin Hammam in the FIFA
presidential election. Lisle Austin, Warner’s acting successor then
tried to fire Blazer, and Austin was suspended from soccer for one
CONCACAF has not chosen a new president. Blazer remains a member
of the FIFA executive committee.