The Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Washington Redskins, recently announced that they have appointed Jason Wright, a former running back, as the team’s president.
This announcement makes Wright the first-ever Black president in the NFL and at 38 years old, he is also the youngest.
“If I could custom design a leader for this important time in our history, it would be Jason,” said Dan Snyder, Washington Football Team owner. “His experience as a former player, coupled with his business acumen, gives him a perspective that is unrivaled in the league.”
“We will not rest until we are a championship caliber team, on and off the field. Jason has a proven track record in helping businesses transform culturally, operationally and financially. He is a proactive and assertive advocate for inclusion of all people and will set new standards for our organization, and for the league. There could not be a better duo than Jason Wright and Coach Ron Rivera as we usher in a new era for Washington Football.”
As the president, Wright will be responsible for leading the organization’s business divisions, including operations, finance, sales and marketing. He will join Coach Ron Rivera, who maintains all on-field responsibilities and football decisions, in reporting directly to team owner, Dan Snyder.
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