The first black female has been named team president as the Raiders hire Sandra Douglass Morgan
Las Vegas Raiders hire Sandra Douglass Morgan as their new team president. The announcement was made on Thursday at a news conference as Morgan becomes the first Black female in NFL history to serve this role.
“It’s my honor to be here today as the newest member of the Raiders family,” said Douglass Morgan. “It’s the honor of a lifetime to serve as president of this organization.
The new team president entered Allegiant Stadium with owner Mark Davis on Thursday afternoon for her introduction while dressed in black to match the Las Vegas Raiders signature colors. Don, Morgan’s husband, and their two kids sat front row and witnessed Douglass Morgan create NFL history.
“I am thrilled that Sandra has agreed to join the Raiders family,” said owner Mark Davis as the Las Vegas Raiders hire Sandra Douglass Morgan. “Her experience, integrity and passion for this community will be invaluable to our organization. From the moment I met Sandra, I knew she was a force to be reckoned with. We are extremely lucky to have her at the helm.”
A native of Las Vegas, Douglass Morgan joins the Raiders after 20 years of legal practice. She was formerly the executive director and board chairwoman of Nevada Gaming Control, becoming the first African American to serve as board chair in Nevada history. Additionally, she has served as an Independent Director with Fidelity National Financial, Inc., Caesars Entertainment, Inc., and Allegiant Airlines.
Former Raiders president Dan Ventrelle, who was let go in May without a reason from the organization, is now succeeded by Douglass Morgan. Ventrelle claimed that he was fired for retaliating against hostile work environments under Davis.
As the Las Vegas Raiders hire Sandra Douglass Morgan, the Silver and Black will have a new team president in Douglass Morgan, a new general manager in David Ziegler, and a new head coach in Josh McDaniels when they begin the new season.