Alright Bears fans, have you heard? The Bears have acquired a new president and CEO for the franchise. Replacing Ted Phillips, Kevin Warren will take over officially starting April 17th. Warren has made history, as he’s the first CEO to be hired from outside the organization and the first Black president in the team’s history.
Warren was a commissioner for Big Ten and secured a $7 billion deal with CBS, Fox, and NBC, proving that he has good business sense. Warren has over 20 years of NFL experience too, as he’s been in leadership roles for the Rams, Lions, and Vikings. According to the team, Warren will oversee Ryan Poles, the general manager, and all the business aspects of the franchise. He will serve as the primary leader as the team strives to be a Super Bowl contender.
The team’s office is happy with Warren being the new CEO, which is a good sign because a leader is nothing without the support from his team. Poles said, “In my time spent with him during the interview process, it quickly became apparent his résumé and business acumen will be a powerful asset to helping improve our organization and ultimately reach our goal to be a championship organization.”
Warren expressed his appreciation and excitement for this opportunity. “I am honored and recognize the responsibility bestowed upon me to lead the Chicago Bears during this exciting and pivotal time for the franchise. I look forward to building on the rich tradition that started with George Halas and connecting with the unique and vibrant fan base in Chicago. I join the Chicago Bears with gratitude and drive to carry out and build upon the legacy and spirit of this founding franchise and my predecessors. This is a franchise that is respected in all of professional sports, and I am humbled to be selected as the next President & CEO of the Chicago Bears. I sincerely thank Virginia McCaskey, George McCaskey, the McCaskey family, Ted Phillips and the search team, for the responsibility and trust placed in me to lead the Chicago Bears and deliver championships to Chicago.”
I think this is a great first step for the off-season. I support this decision because Warren’s experience speaks for itself. Now that the office is in order, they can focus on getting Justin Fields some help and really turn this franchise around. Bears fans, what do you guys think? Hit me up and let me know.
By Gary Langfield Jr., Senior, The Noble Academy
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