The Las Vegas Raiders have just hired the first Black female president in NFL history, Sandra Douglass Morgan.
During a press conference at Allegiant Stadium on Thursday (July 7th), the NFL team announced the new addition, with Sandra taking over from Dan Ventrelle.
“I am thrilled that Sandra has agreed to join the Raiders family. Her experience, integrity and passion for this community will be invaluable to our organization,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement.
“From the moment I met Sandra, I knew she was a force to be reckoned with. We are extremely lucky to have her at the helm,” he continued.
Now, everyone wants to know more about the NFL’s first ever Black female president. Let’s take a look at her age and career…
Sandra Douglass Morgan’s age
The new Raider’s president’s age hasn’t been reported anywhere, but we can work it out using information from her LinkedIn profile.
She attended the University of Nevada from 1996 to 1999 and graduated with a bachelors degree in political science and communication.
In America, most people go to college straight after high school when you’re 18 years old. Assuming she did this, she would have been 18 in 1996.
That means she was born in 1978, making her 44 years old in 2022. However, if she didn’t go to university straight after high school, she may be a little older than this.
Inside her career
Sandra has had an incredibly successful career with many high-profile roles.
The Nevada native went on to graduate with a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Nevada and was an associate attorney at a local law firm from 2002 to 2005.
Then, she served as a litigation attorney at MGM Resorts International between 2005 and 2008 before working at the City of North Las Vegas Nevada for eight years.
She was the first Black city attorney in Nevada as well as the first person of color named as a chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
She was also Director of External Affairs at AT&T and served on the Nevada Gaming Commission and the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Since 2020, she has been an Independent Director at some huge companies including Fidelity National Financial, Allegiant and Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
She said it’s the “honour of a lifetime”
Following the announcement on Thursday, Sandra said it’s “the honor of a lifetime to join the Raiders at one of the most defining times in the team’s history”.
“This team’s arrival in Las Vegas has created a new energy and opportunities we never dreamed possible. I look forward to taking this team’s integrity, spirit and commitment to excellence on the field into every facet of this organization,” she continued.
During her introductory press conference on Thursday, she added that she was “honoured and humbled” but had a “lot of questions” about the role.
“It’s no secret that this organization has faced some recent challenges. But I want to be clear: I’m not here to sweep anything under the rug or avoid problems or concerns that need to be addressed,” she continued.
“The fact is I 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 organisation’s tenets of integrity, community and, most of all, commitment to excellence.”