Chiefs hire Donovan as vice president

Updated: May 21, 2009, 1:25 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mark Donovan is the Kansas City Chiefs' new vice president and chief operating officer.

Todd Haley on 2009 season

NFL.com Video

Kansas City coach Todd Haley identifies what it will take to get the Chiefs back in the race for the AFC West title.

The Philadelphia Eagles executive was hired Thursday to direct the Kansas City's business operations and report to president Denny Thum.

A senior vice president in Philadelphia, Donovan also worked in business operations for the Eagles, leading efforts in such areas as sponsorship sales and services, television and radio production and ticket sales.

He was the NFL's senior director of sales and marketing before joining the Eagles.

Thum says Donovan will be a "great asset" to the Chiefs as the team makes the transition to its renovated stadium.

Donovan, a Pittsburgh native, says he looks forward to "being part of the next chapter in Chiefs history."


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

MORE NFL HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM