Jeff Ewing assumed the role of President of Prodigal in October 2014.
Prodigal may be best known for operating the OKC Energy FC, a soccer team in the United Soccer League, the strongest, best-operated and most experienced North American men’s professional soccer league below and in support of MLS, both on and off the field.
In addition to OKC Energy FC, Prodigal also co-promotes PBR (Professional Bull Riders) events in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, operates OKC Fest, the Bricktown 4th Fest in downtown Oklahoma City, OKC’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, and the WinterShoppes at Myriad Gardens.
Ewing also oversees the Prodigal Sports Group, which represents some of the best rodeo and bull riders in the world, as well as several baseball athletes.
Ewing joined the Prodigal team after a lengthy career in the golf and motorsports divisions of the Birmingham, Alabama-based Bruno Event Team. Most recently as the vice president of the Bruno Event Team golf division, he served as the Championship Director of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National Golf Club. During that event, he managed the sales, marketing, volunteer and operational aspect of the event by developing and maintaining relationships with the United States Golf Association (USGA), the host club, governmental agencies, civic organizations, municipalities and sponsors. During his tenure with the Bruno Event Team, Ewing worked with a total of 13 USGA championship events, serving as Championship Director for two.
A graduate of Missouri Baptist University in 1999, Ewing has worked on a variety of sports and entertainment projects across the United States and Canada. In April 2012, he received the inaugural Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Missouri Baptist University, and was also named to the 2015 class of the Achievers Under 40 presented by the Journal Record. Ewing enjoys working and being involved in community efforts including First Tee of Oklahoma City, Fields and Futures, and Special Olympics Oklahoma. An avid golfer, Ewing also enjoys fishing, hunting, snow skiing and traveling.