Mike Crawford, formerly a senior executive from Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts Co. and Walt Disney Co., has been named the new CEO for Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.
He will lead the long-term development of the $889 million mixed-use project underway around the campus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The once-in-a-lifetime project is being led by a partnership between the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Industrial Realty Group (IRG), and M. Klein & Co. This project began just over two years ago, in the final quarter of 2016. Michael Eck served as interim CEO on behalf of the stakeholders and M. Klein & Co. during the foundational building period. The long-term partnership between Johnson Controls and the Hall of Fame Village is a $100 million-plus agreement to create the first-ever sports and entertainment smart city. The completion of the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village coincides with the National Football League’s 100th season in 2019 and the Centennial Celebration on Sept. 17, 2020.