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Sandra Douglass Morgan
Las Vegas Raiders
Position:President
Personal information
Born: (1978-04-10) April 10, 1978 (age 45)
Knob Noster, Missouri
Career information
College:University of Nevada, Las Vegas (William S. Boyd School of Law)
Career history
As an executive:

Sandra Douglass Morgan (born April 10, 1978) is an American attorney and executive. She is currently the president of the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to her tenure with the Raiders, she served on the Nevada State Athletic Commission and was the chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board among other roles.

Early life

Morgan's father, Gilbert, is a retired US Air Force Veteran. Her mother, Kilcha, is Korean.[1][2]

Education

Raised in Las Vegas, she graduated from Eldorado High School, earned a bachelor's degree in political science and communication from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1999 before graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law with a degree in law in 2003.[3][4]

Professional life

Once a defense attorney, she later became a litigation attorney for The Mirage from 2005 to 2008, was the city attorney for North Las Vegas from 2008 to 2016 becoming the first African American to hold such a role in Nevada, and director of external affairs for AT&T Services from 2016 to 2019.[5] Later she joined the Nevada State Athletic Commission,[6] the Nevada Gaming Commission[7] and later the Nevada Gaming Control Board in 2019, appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak,[8] becoming the first African American to serve as chair.[9] During her tenure she introduced reforms - as the proposal to require to gaming companies to establish written policies against harassment and discrimination towards their own employees based on factors such as sex, race, color, gender identity, and national origin -[10] and was responsible for closing and reopening casinos during the COVID-19 pandemic.[11] In this period she also served in the State COVID-19 task force.[12]

After leaving prematurely the control board[9] she joined the board of Caesars Entertainment[13] as well as the boards of Fidelity Investments,[14] Allegiant Airlines,[15] and Cerberus Cyber Sentinel.[16] Morgan joined the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP as counsel in November 2021[17] and also ran her own consulting service, Douglass Morgan LLC.[18] In December 2021 Morgan was also named vice chair of Las Vegas’ host committee for Super Bowl LVIII, which is scheduled for February 2024.[19]

On July 7, 2022, the Las Vegas Raiders announced Morgan as their new team president.[20] Morgan's hiring made her the first black female team president in the National Football League.[21] She is also the third woman and third African-American in NFL history to become a president of an NFL team.[22]

Personal life

Morgan is married to former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals safety Don Morgan. Together, the couple has two children, Dylan and Dana.[23]

References

  1. ^ Gaydos, Ryan (July 7, 2022). "Sandra Douglass Morgan becomes NFL's first Black female team president with Raiders". Fox News. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  2. ^ https://edailybuzz.com/2022/07/08/sandra-douglass-morgan-bio-husband-age-parents-net-worth-salary-ethnicity/ (“ Sandra's mother, Kilcha is of Asian descent, she is originally from Korea. “)
  3. ^ Damien, Levi (July 7, 2022). "Raiders new president Sandra Douglass Morgan has strong resume, ties to Las Vegas and NFL". Raiderswire USA Today.com. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  4. ^ Murray, Chris (2022-07-07). "Nevada alum Sandra Douglass Morgan named president of Las Vegas Raiders". Nevada Sports Net. Retrieved 2022-07-09.
  5. ^ Al-Khateeb, Zac (July 7, 2022). "Who is Sandra Douglass Morgan? Meet the NFL's first Black female president hired by Raiders". Sporting News. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  6. ^ Hee, Vern (August 17, 2017). "Morgan appointed to Nevada Athletic Commission". Pahrump Valley Times. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Sandra Douglas Morgan appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission". April 28, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  8. ^ "Governor Sisolak Appoints Sandra Douglass Morgan as new Chair of Nevada Gaming Control Board". Nevada Governor website. January 9, 2019. Retrieved July 9, 2022.
  9. ^ a b Narayan, Niji (November 3, 2020). "Sandra Douglass Morgan Resigns from Nevada Gaming Control Board". Gaming Americas.com. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  10. ^ Goth, Brenna (November 20, 2019). "Nevada Casino Regulators Set to Vote on #MeToo Policy Changes". Bloomberg Law.com. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  11. ^ Gross, Roger (May 3, 2020). "Sandra Douglass Morgan". Retrieved July 10, 2022.
  12. ^ Champion, Aidan (July 9, 2022). "Sandra Douglass Morgan Speaks on New Role as Raiders President". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 10, 2022.
  13. ^ "Caesars Entertainment, Inc. Appoints Sandra Douglass Morgan to Board of Directors | Caesars Entertainment, Inc". investor.caesars.com.
  14. ^ "Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Election of Sandra Morgan to Board of Directors". PR Newswire. October 30, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  15. ^ "Allegiant Board Of Directors Names Sandra Morgan As Newest Member". PR Newswire. October 18, 2021. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  16. ^ "Cerberus Sentinel Announces Sandra Morgan to Join Board of Directors". Cerberus Sentinel Website. February 2, 2021. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  17. ^ Love, Bruce (November 3, 2021). "Covington Boosts Gaming Prowess With Addition of Former Nevada Gaming Regulator". Law.com. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  18. ^ "About the Founder & Owner". Douglassmorgan.com. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  19. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (July 7, 2022). "Raiders Make N.F.L. History With Team President Hire". New York Times. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  20. ^ Raiders Public Relations (July 7, 2022). "Las Vegas Raiders announce Sandra Douglass Morgan as new president". Raiders.com. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  21. ^ "Sandra Douglass Morgan makes NFL history as first ever Black female team president". CBSNews.com. July 7, 2022. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  22. ^ Scott, Jelani (July 7, 2022). "Sandra Douglass Morgan Makes History as Raiders Team President". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  23. ^ Menon, Sree (July 9, 2022). "Who is Sandra Douglass Morgan's husband Don? Raiders' new president married to former NFL star". Retrieved July 12, 2022.