The New Orleans Saints announced Sunday the restructuring of several top management positions within the organization. The announcements were made by New Orleans Saints owner/chairman of the board Tom Benson.
“With the continued growth of our holdings and various interests, it makes perfect sense at this point in time to announce the growth of our upper management structure,” Benson said.
“We have seen the visibility and vastness of our holdings increase and that requires more management responsibilities and I’m confident that the leadership skills of Rita (Benson LeBlanc), Dennis (Lauscha) and Mickey (Loomis) will continue to flourish given their enhanced responsibilities.”
Benson, who originally purchased the Saints in 1985 and served as the team’s owner/president, will add the title of chairman of the board.
Rita Benson LeBlanc, who has served as owner/executive vice president of the Saints since 2005, will assume the duties of vice chairman of the board.
LeBlanc will expand her duties to include enhanced management responsibilities within Zelia, LLC, which includes properties such as Benson Tower, Champions Square as well as various interests in the automotive, real estate, banking sectors and multimedia platforms.
Dennis Lauscha, who has most recently served as the Saints’ executive vice president/chief financial officer, has been promoted to the newly created position of president. Lauscha has served with the Saints in various upper management capacities since joining the team 15 years ago. In his new role, Lauscha will continue on the Saints’ Board of Directors and will also oversee the financial operations of the team, as well as overseeing the club’s marketing, ticket operations, legal department and community affairs.
Mickey Loomis will continue to serve in his current capacity of executive vice president/general manager will oversee the Saints’ football operations and work in unison with the Benson Family and Lauscha in running the team.