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Brandon Sosna

Senior Vice President, Football Operations


Brandon Sosna enters his first season as senior vice president of football operations. In his role as senior vice president of football operations, Sosna will be the club's lead contract negotiator, oversee a number of football operations departments, including analytics, health and performance and football administration and will be one of the club's liaisons to the business operation. He will also play a major role in strategy around roster construction, the salary cap and the CBA. Sonsa reports directly to Washington Commanders General Manager Adam Peters.

Sosna joins the Commanders after working for the Detroit Lions for the past two years. In Detroit he held the role of senior director of football administration. In that role, Sosna oversaw Detroit's strategic planning and management of the salary cap. He was also the club's chief contract negotiator.

Sosna joined the Lions after serving as the executive senior associate athletic director/chief of staff at the University of Southern California from 2019-21. During Sosna's time at USC, he managed the day-to-day operations across the entire athletics program, oversaw the department's external communications and revenue generating teams, provided administrative oversight of the football program, and served as the lead contract negotiator for the athletics department. Sosna helped modernize the USC athletics department and was credited as the "architect" of the hiring process for USC Head Coach Lincoln Riley in the 2022 offseason. He also played a key role in the university's move to the Big Ten Conference.

Prior to his three years with USC, Sosna had two stints at the University of Cincinnati (2013-17, 2019). He worked for the school in various capacities and in 2016 was named the athletic department's chief of staff. As the program's chief of staff he played a key role in the hiring of Head Coach Luke Fickell, who led Cincinnati to national prominence. Sosna returned to Cincinnati in 2019 as senior associate athletic director/chief revenue officer. Under his leadership, the athletics department set new records for attendance and ticket sales.

Sosna started his career in the NFL as a football administration intern with the Cleveland Browns from 2017-18 and was elevated to the role of salary cap and contract analyst in 2018.

A Cincinnati, Ohio native, Sosna graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in political science.

Sosna was named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" list in 2020 and Sports Business Journal's "New Voices Under 30" list in 2019. He also received the Front Office Sports Rising 25 Award in 2017.