As Senior Vice President, Public Relations at Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (MSG Sports), Patrick Sandusky is responsible for all communications activities for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers franchises, as well as MSG Sports’ esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming and Knicks Gaming.
Mr. Sandusky oversees team efforts relating to major announcements, issues management and other communications initiatives. In addition, he is responsible for helping develop proactive publicity strategies that further build the Knicks and Rangers brands, while working closely with team management and MSG Sports leadership to support business priorities.
Mr. Sandusky brings more than 20 years of public relations experience in the sports industry to his position at MSG Sports. Prior to MSG Sports becoming a standalone company in April 2020, Mr. Sandusky served as Senior Vice President, Public Relations at The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). Before joining MSG, he served as Chief External Affairs Officer for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), leading all external communications for the world’s largest National Olympic Committee. This role included serving as lead spokesperson, overseeing government affairs activities and driving international outreach and campaigns to promote the U.S. Olympic team in foreign markets. Prior to the USOC, Mr. Sandusky was Vice President of Communications for the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee, where he served as lead spokesperson and senior advisor to the committee’s Chairman and CEO. Mr. Sandusky also worked for global communications consultancy Hill & Knowlton Public Relations for nearly a decade, in roles of increasing responsibility in both the firm’s Chicago and London offices. His experience includes leading public relations and communications programs for sports organizations including the Big Ten Conference, Chelsea Football Club, and the London 2012 Olympic Bid, as well as many leading global brands such as Gillette, Nestle, SAB-Miller and All State Insurance.
Mr. Sandusky has been recognized by Sports Business Journal as a “Communications Power Player” and was included on the publication’s “40 Under 40” list. He has also previously been named to PR Week’s “40 Under 40” list.
Mr. Sandusky holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University, where he was a member of the Huskie football team.