Sandra Douglass Morgan Hired As President Of The Las Vegas Raiders

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Sandra Douglass Morgan, a Las Vegas attorney, has been selected as the Raiders’ next team president, making her the first black woman to be hired in that roleĀ an NFL team.

Morgan formerly served as the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s chairperson and executive director.

The new Raiders president formerly worked as AT&T Services Inc.’s director of external relations in southern Nevada and as a litigation attorney for an international casino and hotel corporation.

Morgan, the first person of color to head the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the state’s first Black city attorney, is already embracing her role and how she can help move the Raiders forward.

“We have so much more to do, and I’m excited to be at the helm of that growth and look forward to ushering in the new chapter for the Raiders. Morgan continued, “The fact is I have accepted this role because I believe in the promise of the Raiders, I believe in the future of the Raiders, and I believe in this organization’s tenets of community, integrity and, most of all, commitment to excellence.”

The hire of Morgan comes at a tumultuous time for the Raiders front office, after some turnover this summer.

After Marc Badain stepped down as the Raiders president last summer, Dan Ventrelle took over on an interim basis in July 2021 and was elevated to full-time in January.

Ventrelle left the group less than a year later. He told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in May that he was dismissed in retribution for reporting to the NFL concerns about a “hostile work environment” from various workers.

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