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Chiefs sign team president Mark Donovan to contract extension

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Donovan has been team president since 2011.

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On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that team president Mark Donovan had been signed to a long-term contract extension.

The Chiefs did not discloses the terms or length of the new contract.

Donovan is now in his 21st year as an NFL executive. He became the team’s chief operatiing officer in 2009 and was promoted to team president in 2011. Before joining the Chiefs, Donovan had been senior vice-president of business operations for the Philadelphia Eagles and senior director for sales and marketing for the NFL.

“I’d like to congratulate Mark and his family on this well-deserved recognition,” Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a written statement. “Because of Mark’s leadership over the past decade, the business operations of the Chiefs are among the best in professional sports, and he and his team have worked tirelessly to create the best fan experience in the National Football League.”

“My family and I are grateful for the opportunity to continue our journey here in Kansas City,” said Donovan in another statement. “I’d like to thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for their unwavering support and belief in me to help lead one of the NFL’s most storied franchises. I’d also like to recognize all our staff members who continue to push the boundaries to make our organization the best it can be for our fans. To Chiefs Kingdom, we are proud to call Kansas City home and look forward to creating many more memories here.”

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Donovan is a graduate of Brown University. He and his wife Kathy live in Kansas City with their two children.