Sandra Douglass Morgan has this week been announced as the new President of American football team, Las Vegas Raiders.

Morgan has long been a trailblazer and was the first person of colour to serve as chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and first African-American City Attorney in the State of Nevada. She now becomes the first black female President of an NFL team.

“I am thrilled that Sandra has agreed to join the Raiders family,” commented Raiders Owner, Mark Davis. “Her experience, integrity and passion for this community will be invaluable to our organisation. 

“From the moment I met Sandra, I knew she was a force to be reckoned with. We are extremely lucky to have her at the helm.”

The Las Vegas native was most recently with the law firm Covington & Burling, LLP and previously served as the City Attorney for the City of North Las Vegas. 

Before this, she served as a litigation attorney for an international gaming and hospitality company.

On her new role, Morgan stated: “It is the honour of a lifetime to join the Raiders at one of the most defining times in the team’s history. This team’s arrival in Las Vegas has created a new energy and opportunities we never dreamed possible. 

“I look forward to taking this team’s integrity, spirit and commitment to excellence on the field into every facet of this organisation.”

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