Jason Wright named Washington Football Team president

Posted at 9:46 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 22:29:41-04

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Football Team has named former football running back Jason Wright as team president. Wright became the first Black NFL team president.

Wright will lead the organization's business divisions, including operations, finance, sales, and marketing.

"If I could custom design a leader for this important time in our history, it would be Jason. His experience as a former player, coupled with his business acumen, gives him a perspective that is unrivaled in the league," team owner Dan Snyder said. "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 the inclusion of all people and will set new standards for our organization, and for the league."

Following his seven-year NFL career, Wright, a Northwestern graduate, received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He later became a partner at global strategy and management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

"From football to business school to McKinsey, I have always enjoyed building exciting new things and taking on the hard, seemingly intractable challenges that others may not want to tackle," Wright said. "I especially love doing this with organizations who have deep history and values that set a firm foundation. This team, at this time, is an ideal opportunity for me."