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Longtime Browns executive David Jenkins promoted to chief operating officer

David Jenkins was promoted to executive vice president-chief operating officer, Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam announced Tuesday.

Jenkins, who’s entering his 15th season with the organization, will lead the team’s daily business operations and long-term vision. He’ll direct all goals related to financial management, revenue generation, stadium operations and information technology.

“Throughout our time in Northeast Ohio, Dave has been a dependable representative of the Browns who always genuinely considers the long-term well-being of our football team, the people within our organization and the City of Cleveland,” the Haslams said in the news release. “Dave has continually earned more responsibilities due to his performance and leadership, and we are confident he will excel in this new role as he will direct our business operations in a manner that prioritizes support of our football team, fan base and community.”

Jenkins spent the last three seasons as executive vice president and the past five as chief financial officer. He took on additional responsibilities in 2016 following the departure of president Alec Scheiner.


“I have been incredibly fortunate to spend the past 14 years with the Browns, and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to continue to serve the team and city that mean so much to my family,” Jenkins said. “Dee and Jimmy have established clear directives for everyone in our organization — to build the consistently winning team Cleveland deserves; to take exceptional care of our fans; and to be leaders in our community by making a meaningful impact throughout Northeast Ohio. As they have said best, our role is to be reliable stewards of the organization on behalf of our passionate fans, and we owe it to them to focus on and ultimately achieve those goals.”

He’ll remain the team’s primary government relations contact. He’s a graduate of Baldwin Wallace.

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