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Rich McKay Promoted to Falcons CEO

ESPN NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas reports that the Falcons have added the duty of Chief Executive Officer to the job title of Rich McKay.

The Falcons just gave Rich McKay another job. He’ll remain as team president, but he’ll also has added the duty of Chief Executive Officer.

“Since joining the Falcons in 2003, there is no doubt that Rich has been a valuable leader of our club,” Falcons owner and chairman Arthur M. Blank said. “Beyond his day-to-day duties as president of the Falcons, Rich has led a good number of key initiatives for us. In addition, he is increasingly enlisted by the league as someone who can be counted on to lend his experience, expertise and dedication to solve problems or generate new ideas. This promotion is in recognition of Rich’s many contributions to the Falcons and the NFL, as well as recognition of his professional accomplishments along the way.”

McKay came to the Falcons as general manager in 2003, after serving in the same capacity with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McKay became team president after the 2007 season, when the Falcons restructured their operations and brought in general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith prior to the 2008 season.

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