WWDC will have an extra set of helping hands this year, thanks to Apple’s hiring of a brand new events director. New recruit Gail Hunter previously served as president of public affairs and event management for the Golden State Warriors, a.k.a. Eddy Cue’s favorite NBA basketball team.
She will officially leave her current job this Friday, and join Apple on Monday, March 19. Just in time to help Apple’s preparations for its annual developer showcase event in June!
Hunter joined the Golden State Warriors back in 2012. Before that, she worked for almost 13 years as senior vice president of marketing for the NBA. She was hired to assist the Warriors with projects connected to its $1 billion Chase Center arena, which will officially open next year.
This isn’t the first time Apple has been connected with the Golden State Warriors in some way. Cue has often tweeted his support of the team, and even posted a photo of himself rocking a Golden State Warriors’ championship ring after they were crowned the new NBA champions 2015-2016. Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry also featured in a pair of iPhone 6s ads.
Clearly Apple isn’t just impressed by the way the Golden State Warriors conduct themselves on-court, either — as Gail Hunter’s recruitment as new events manager shows.
Coming soon to a WWDC near you (if you live in San Jose)
While Apple hasn’t been forthcoming about what Hunter’s first job at Apple will involve, it would make sense that she will be involved with organizing the company’s 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple announced yesterday that the week-long event will kick off on June 4, held in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.
In addition to previews of iOS 12, macOS 10.13.4, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5, Apple is rumored to be using the event to debut a refresh for the MacBook Air, along with a possible 9.7-inch iPad may also be in the pipeline. Let’s hope the event delivers!
Via: Apple Insider