LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Brian Lafemina as the team's President of Business Operations and Chief Operating Officer.
"I am thrilled to welcome Brian to the Washington Redskins," Owner Dan Snyder said. "Brian has been one of the most highly regarded NFL executives amongst league ownership for many years because of his deep understanding of our business, his focus on partner relationships and his genuine belief that fans must be at the center of every decision we make. Brian is coming to Washington with fresh thinking and big ideas to implement, and I have full confidence that with Brian's addition and with Bruce Allen continuing as team President, the Redskins' success will continue to grow, both on and off the field."
In this newly created role, Lafemina will oversee all club business operations and report directly to Owner Dan Snyder.
"Nothing could have prepared me more for this role than working at the NFL," Lafemina said. "Dan first approached me about a year ago to discuss the possibility of me joining the Redskins. During that time, I was able to see first-hand his passion for the Redskins, the game of football and his deep commitment to the Washington, D.C. community. Working with Dan and Bruce to develop a new dynamic stadium that matches the vibrancy of this organization and its fan base will be an exciting challenge and one of our top priorities. I would also be remiss if I didn't thank everyone I have worked with at the NFL, starting with Roger Goodell."
Lafemina spent eight years at the NFL, leading Club Business Development and building the team that works to create and share best practices across all of the NFL's 32 member clubs. During his tenure, the league saw significant growth in game day fan satisfaction, season tickets sales, suite sales, local sponsorship and media revenue. In addition, Lafemina led or played key roles in league-wide initiatives on fan experience, ticketing strategy, Super Bowl strategy, Pro Bowl strategy and stadium development.
Before joining the NFL, Lafemina spent 22 years at The Madison Square Garden Company in a variety of roles, starting as an intern and working his way up to Senior Vice President of Madison Square Garden Sports, where he was responsible for managing the business operations of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers.
Lafemina is a 1989 graduate of Rutgers University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in economics. He and his wife, Kelly, are the proud parents of three daughters.