McKenney (pictured competing in the Amateur-Owner Jumpers) brings to the CEO position a knowledge and passion for multiple equestrian disciplines. Photo by Cathrin Cammett.
Wellington, FL – March 8, 2014 – Phelps Media Group International (PMG), a leading media company focused on national and international equestrian sports, announced today that Chip McKenney has joined the firm as Partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
McKenney comes to PMG from Troika Design Group, a brand consultancy and creative agency specializing in entertainment and sports media where he was Chief Operations Officer (COO) for over 10 years. Prior to joining Troika, McKenney held the COO position at View Studios in Hollywood, CA. He earned a law degree from Whittier College School of Law.
“Chip’s executive background and organizational leadership experience give him the perfect skills for the CEO role,” said Mason Phelps Jr., Founder and President of PMG. “He has designed and integrated strong teams at multiple media companies during different stages of company growth. I am excited about Chip’s ability to help our company and clients build high performance leadership teams and cultures of success.”
McKenney is a lifelong horseman with extensive show experience in the jumper divisions. He is also a rated polo player.
“Building corporate infrastructure to support the expansion of Phelps Media’s client services is very exciting to me,” McKenney said. “Phelps holds a unique position in global media dedicated to equestrian sports, and I am thrilled to be a part of this organization’s future.”