Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt announced on Thursday that they have promoted COO Mark Donovan to club president.
“Mark has been a critical member of the organization since joining us in May of 2009, and I am delighted to promote him to president,” Hunt said. “With Mark directing the business operations of the Chiefs and Scott Pioli running the football operations, I believe we have one of the finest executive teams in professional sports.”
Donovan said he was honored to lead the Chiefs business operations and is excited about the future of the organization.
“I want to thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for their support, confidence and trust,” Donovan said. “It is a real privilege to be part of such a storied franchise, and it’s especially exciting to have the opportunity to play an active role in shaping the next chapter in Chiefs history.”
Donovan joined the Chiefs in May of 2009 as chief operating officer and has been instrumental in leading the organization through the grand opening of the New Arrowhead Stadium and the return of Monday Night Football to Kansas City. He has also played a key role in establishing the stadium as a major player in the national sports and entertainment scene.
A much deserved promotion for a man that came to the Chiefs with a specific vision and has followed through on it from day one. Short of the Dallas Cowboys, I don’t know if there is an NFL team that has made better use of a new/renovated stadium in recent years.
It’s also important to realize the amazing work that Donovan has done on the Chiefs official site. There are a few teams that have sites with comparable interaction or content, but they aren’t nearly as user friendly.
Not too shabby for a year and a half on the job.