Senior Vice President, Arena Operations & General Manager
Wells Fargo Center
Phil Laws is a Senior Vice President and Arena General Manager of Wells Fargo Center. A 25-year veteran of the sports and entertainment industry, Laws provides direct oversight to all of the venue’s operations, including security, guest services, events, facility maintenance, and sustainability. He is also the project manager of the arena’s multi-year 300+ million Transformation initiative which is redefining Wells Fargo Center’s live event experience.
An experienced operator, Laws has managed stadiums, arenas, convention centers and theaters in five states and the District of Columbia. He has worked with teams in the NBA, NHL, MLS, NLL, AFL and both Major and Minor League Baseball.
Prior to being named General Manager, Laws served as the Vice president of Operations leading the venue through the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Previously, Laws was Director of Operations for Spectra Venue Management, which oversees operations for more than 200 venues across North America. His responsibilities at Comcast Spectacor also cover the Wells Fargo Center Complex, Xfinity Live! and Flyers Training Center.
Laws earned his Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from the University of Maryland, College Park.