The Washington Redskins on Wednesday announced that Brian Lafemina has been named President of Business Operations and Chief Operating Officer.
Lafemina will oversee all of the Redskins' club business operations and report directly to owner Dan Snyder.
"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," Snyder said.
Lafemina spent eight years at the NFL office, heading the league's Club Business Development and building the team that works to create and share best practices across for the league 32 teams.
During his tenure, the league saw significant growth in season tickets sales, suite sales, local sponsorship and media revenue. He also led or played key roles in league-wide initiatives on fan experience, ticketing strategy, Super Bowl strategy, Pro Bowl strategy and stadium development."
"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."
Before joining the NFL, Lafemina spent 22 years at 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.