Sandra Douglass Morgan named Las Vegas Raiders Team President
Former Nevada Gaming Control Board chairwoman Sandra Douglass Morgan was named the Raiders’ new president Thursday, making her the first Black Woman not in an ownership position to assume such a role in the NFL. She was introduced at a News Conference at Allegiant Stadium. Prior to the News Conference Morgan’s hiring was announced to Raiders employees via a letter. “I am thrilled to join you as we embark on one of the most exciting times in the history of our organization,” Morgan said in the letter. “I look forward to meeting each of you in person over the coming weeks.” Morgan, who was the first African American to serve as Control Board chair from 2019-2021, will begin her new role immediately. Morgan is the third woman and third African American to be president of an NFL team. Morgan has a long history in Nevada outside of her role with the Control Board. Prior to that Morgan spent eight years with the city of North Las Vegas, including serving as city attorney from 2013 to 2016. Before that she also served as litigation attorney for MGM Mirage, now known as MGM Resorts International. Last year she was named vice chair of the Las Vegas Super Bowl host committee and was appointed to the board of directors of Allegiant Travel Co., parent company of Allegiant Air, the naming rights partner of the Raiders’ home, Allegiant Stadium. Sandra Douglass Morgan is an excellent choice who brings a wealth of needed experience to solve the problems facing the Raider Management.