Monumental Sports & Entertainment Names Abby Blomstrom to Role of EVP/General Counsel
Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) has promoted Abby Blomstrom to executive vice president and general counsel. Blomstrom will report directly to Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman, principal partner and chief executive officer of MSE.
Randall Boe, who previously served as executive vice president and general counsel at MSE, has been named commissioner of the Arena Football League (AFL). Boe will report directly to the AFL’s Board of Governors.
“Randy has been with me since the 1990s at AOL. He has been an integral member of MSE’s executive team and helped me launch MSE in 2010. He is a dynamic and intelligent executive and brings to the AFL an extensive and sophisticated understanding of sports, technology and media,” said Leonsis. “MSE is a major investor in the AFL and we believe Randy will help take the league to the next level. He has been an important part of our organization and he will he missed. We all wish him well at the AFL and know he’ll be a great Commissioner.”
“Abby has demonstrated strong leadership within our organization, managing all legal matters for MSE’s sports and business operations,” he continued. “Her valuable experience and legal expertise will continue to be a tremendous asset to our business, and I am proud to appoint her to this important leadership position.”
In her new role, Blomstrom will be responsible for all legal affairs for the organization, including strategic and commercial transactions, league matters, litigation, privacy, intellectual property, and corporate governance matters. She will also continue to advise senior management on key legal and strategic matters. Blomstrom joined MSE in January 2017 and previously served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel.
Prior to joining MSE, Blomstrom served as assistant general counsel at AOL Inc. (now part of Verizon Media). She spent 12 years at AOL, leading a range of legal matters, including mergers & acquisitions, investment, and corporate legal matters. While at AOL, Blomstrom managed over 65 strategic transactions in support of AOL’s growth. She began her legal career as a corporate associate, first at Latham & Watkins in Chicago, IL and subsequently at K&L Gates in Pittsburgh, PA. Blomstrom earned her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
In addition to serving as the Commissioner of the AFL, Boe is an active participant in a variety of civic matters in Washington, DC, and he currently serves as a trustee on the Federal City Council and chairman on the Downtown DC BID. He previously served as executive vice president and general counsel at MSE from 2007 to 2019. During his tenure, Boe led some of MSE’s most important initiatives over the years, including the partnership with Comcast, NBC Sports Washington and the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southeast Washington, DC, which opened in September 2018. Prior to joining MSE, he served as executive vice president and general counsel at America Online. Boe holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.