Chiefs name Donovan new team president

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Marc Donovan has been named the new team president of the Chiefs. The move was announced Thursday by team chairman and CEO Clark Hunt.

"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."

Previously Donovan was the team's chief operating officer, responsible for, among other things, the completion of New Arrowhead Stadium and promoting the new venue as a year-round facility.

"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."

Prior to coming to Kansas City, Donovan was the V.P. of business operations for the Eagles and has worked as the NFL's senior director of sales and marketing. He teams with Pioli, the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Executive of the Year, in the Chiefs' front office.