BUFFALO – Russ Brandon has resigned as managing partner and president of Pegula Sports and Entertainment.
Kim Pegula will take over Brandon’s role as president of the Bills, Sabres and PSE, owners Terry and Kim Pegula said in a statement released late this afternoon.
“We have a tremendous amount of confidence in the strong leadership teams we have built within each of those entities over the last several years,” the Pegulas said. “We are excited about the direction of our teams, especially after this past weekend’s NFL draft and NHL lottery results. Our focus remains on building championship teams on and off the field for our fans and community.”
The Buffalo News reported PSE conducted an internal investigation into Brandon’s workplace behavior.
In a text message sent to The News, the Associated Press, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Brandon said he had been “contemplating transitioning out of my role for some time.”
Brandon joined the Bills in 1997 and worked his way up to president. At one point, he briefly served as the NFL team’s general manager. The Pegulas also hired him as Sabres president in July 2015.