President of Business Operations and Alternate Governor
The Nashville Predators introduced Ed Lang as the organization’s President of Business Operations on December 11, 2007. Lang, who has been with the franchise since its inception, began as the organization’s Vice President/CFO and was named Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO in 2005.
Lang oversees all aspects of the Predators operations outside of hockey, including Bridgestone Arena operations. He is responsible for the franchise’s business operations, which include ticket operations, sales, sponsorship sales, broadcasting, marketing, communications and development, administration and finances.
The Cincinnati native is an alternate governor for the club and is charged with overseeing the franchise’s overall operation, including the development of long-term plans and goals. Lang was instrumental in assisting former owner Craig Leipold in securing the expansion franchise that became the Nashville Predators in 1997. As one of the club’s first employees, Lang also played important roles in creating the organization’s structure and establishing it business operations.
In March of 2006, Lang was elected to the board of directors for Johnson Outdoors, a leading global outdoor recreation company. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: watercraft, marine electronics, diving and outdoor equipment.
Since moving to Nashville in 1997, Lang has been very active in the Middle Tennessee community. He was elected Chairman of Nashville’s Adventure Science Center in June 2008, and is a board member for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau. He also serves as the vice president for the Nashville Predators Foundation and is an ex-offico board member of the Nashville Downtown Partnership.
A 1985 Indiana University graduate with a B.S. in finance, Lang received his MBA from Marquette University in 1992. He resides in Brentwood, Tenn., with wife, Rita, and sons, Eddie and Andrew. Lang is an outdoor enthusiast and has competed in numerous triathlons, marathons and cycling events. He also enjoys skiing and mountain climbing.