The Eagles have let go (“eliminated his position,” according to a source) of Leonard Bonacci, their now former VP of event operations and event services.
Most of you have probably never heard of Bonacci, but he’s listed as an executive level employee. His bio, still available on the Eagles’ website, describes his former role thusly:
Leonard Bonacci has served as the Vice President of Event Operations and Event Services for the Philadelphia Eagles since 2003. In this role, Bonacci is responsible for overseeing and directing the game day and special event operations at Lincoln Financial Field, the NovaCare Complex and associated parking venues.
Some of the events that Bonacci has overseen during his time in Philadelphia include all Eagles home games, sold-out concerts, international soccer matches, the Army/Navy game, and a variety of community, corporate, and private functions.
Bonacci is regarded as a progressive and results-oriented facility management executive with proven success in the creation and diversification of event policy and procedure. He is recognized for the development of initiatives adopted by the NFL as Best Practices in areas of training, fan safety and crowd management. He is a metrics and analytics-driven operator with ability to partner with ticketing, sponsorship and game entertainment for a seamless game-day atmosphere.
You may recall Bonacci from a 2009 story about a game-day employee, Dan Leone, who was fired after he took to Facebook to vent his frustrations when Brian Dawkins signed with the Broncos. Bonacci had called Leone to discuss the post and, two days later, Leone was fired, unfairly, most believe.
As for Bonacci– no word on why he was let go.