ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Sports Authority announced the promotion of Lon Novatt to SVP real estate, effective immediately. In this role, Novatt will continue to oversee all activities related to the company’s real estate initiatives.
"Lon has been overseeing our real estate function since October 2009 and has been doing an exceptional job of identifying new growth opportunities and managing our current store portfolio," said Greg Waters, COO for Sports Authority. "This is a well-deserved promotion and we are looking forward to capitalizing on the knowledge and experience that Lon continues to bring in this role."
Novatt joined Sports Authority in April 2007. Prior to that, he served as the senior real estate executive for National Stores of Gardena, Calif., and CSK Auto of Phoenix, Ariz.