Carmen Policy a graduate of Youngstown Ursuline High School and Youngstown State University and received a law degree from Georgetown University. He joined the 49ers front office in 1983 as vice president and legal counsel.Carmen served as President of the San Francisco 49ers for seven years.He helped guide the team and upgrade its talent pool with the quality of draft picks and significant free agents, resulting in an unprecedented fifth Super Bowl for the 49ers.
Named NFL Executive of the year in 1994 by both the Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly.Often recognized for his involvement in civic programs and humanitarian ventures. Played an active role in league relations, serving as a member of the NFL Finance Committee and the Committee on Oppotunities and Challenges.
Awards include one from the San Francisco Convention and Visitors bureau for significant contributions to business development and the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee Award in recognition of managerial excellence.Carmen and his wife Gail are the parents of five children.
Dwight Clark Vice President/Director of football operations Clark will be on the same plane as the head coach, each reporting directly to Policy.Clark spent ten season in the 49ers' front office.
Clark managed all of the Niners' football operations activities including scouting, playerpersonnel, contract negotiations, salary cap management, and training camp .
Born in Kingston, NC (1-8-57), Clark was a secondary education (history) major at Clemson. He and wife, Ashley, have three children: daughter Casey Gene (3-21-84), and sons Riley Edward (5-4-85) and MacKenzie Anderson (8-31-93). The family lives in Atherton, CA.
Lal Heneghan, Assistant director of football operations:Before joining the Browns, Heneghan spent seven years with the National Football League Management Council, where he most recently served as director of labor relations. In that capacity, he supervised the daily operation and interpretation of the NFL salary cap and the Collective Bargaining Agreement and advised clubs on all aspects of their daily labor operations.
Kofi Bonner the franchise's vice president and chief administrative officer.In recent years, Bonner has filled a variety of economic development positions in Oakland and San Francisco. Most recently, Bonner was director of economic development for the city of San Francisco.
He was responsible for all major economic projects under Mayor Willie Brown's direction, including a $525 million stadium-mall complex. That project has been imperiled by the instability of San Francisco 49ers' ownership.In Cleveland, Bonner would be in charge of all business affairs of the Browns. He would also be responsible for overseeing the completion of new Cleveland Stadium to the specifications of the Browns."He's brilliant . . . works extremely well with people," Policy said.
Former head of the Secret Service, Lewis Merletti, is now one of the Vice presidents and head of Browns security.Merletti, 50, brings impeccable credentials to the job. In 24 years in the Secret Service, including three tours of duty in the White House, Merletti was directly involved in the protection of Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton.
Merletti said he was familiar with the Dawg Pound. "I have to confess, though," he said, smiling, "that I grew up in Pittsburgh."It might be safe for Modell to come to Cleveland now?
Doug Jacobs Vice President of Finance & Treasurer Doug Jacobs is responsible for all financial, tax and budgeting matters for the team's football and stadium operations. Jacobs most recently was Executive Vice President of Gucci Timepieces after serving as Cleveland office managing partner during a 33-year career with Arthur Andersen LLP.
Alex Martins Vice President, Director of Communications and Public Affairs Alex Martins is responsible for directing and coordinating all aspects of public relations. In addition, he is responsible for promoting understanding and acceptance of the Browns by the general public, fans and ticket buyers, direct customers, local communities and community leaders. Before joining the Browns, Martins spearheaded publicity and media relations efforts for the Orlando Magic, one of the highest-profile teams in the National Basketball Association, since their inception in 1989. He initially served as director of communications and day-to-day public and media relations contact and team spokesperson.
Bruce Popko, Jr. Executive Director of Marketing Bruce Popko is responsible for overseeing all marketing and promotional activities, including sponsorships, local media rights, ticket operations, luxury suite operations and stadium-related events. Popko joined the Browns in October of 1998 after previously serving as Director of Marketing and Promotions for two years with the San Francisco 49ers, where he was responsible for many new sponsor relationships, including Hewlett-Packard, 24 Hour Fitness, and Thomson Consumer Electronics.
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