NFL Names Jocelyn Moore First Black Female EVP For Communications, Public Relations

Jocelyn Moore
Jocelyn Moore (photo courtesy of frenchamerican.org

is an executive who’s making a career crossover jump of sorts. When she was introduced to this blogger at the Annual Meeting of 2017, the woman with the winning personality and ready handshake was the league’s lobbyist. A position she still served in when we were at the 2018 Spring League Meeting in Atlanta.

Now, Ms. Moore takes on a role that was most recently held by former President Obama White House Press Secretary, and now CNN Contributor : Executive Vice President For Communications and Public Relations. And before Joe, Greg Aiello held the job for years. But for Jocelyn it comes with a twist: she still gets to do government affairs.

becomes the first black female, or for that matter black person, to hold the top post of executive vice president of communications and public relations in the ’s history.

The ’s Chief Operating Officer made the announcement this week, saying “Jocelyn has a proven track record of developing effective communication strategies in a variety of dynamic and challenging environments,” said Turcke. “Jocelyn brings a perspective and passion for communicating to our fans and other stakeholders that will strengthen our voice and put the focus on our game.”

The National Football League reports that Ms. Moore joined the in 2016 and led the league’s public policy and legislative agenda and coordinated closely with clubs on local legislative and regulatory issues. Ms. Moore strengthened the league’s positioning both in Congress and with external advocacy organizations leading numerous initiatives, including strategic engagement around player health and safety, tax reform, trade, and telecommunications.

And the league reports that prior to joining the , Jocelyn was a Managing Director in The Glover Park Group’s Government Affairs Division and co-led the firm’s Health & Wellness practice. Before GPG, Moore had a 15-year career in the United States Senate, including roles as Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Finance Committee, Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director for Senator Ron Wyden, and Legislative Director for Senator John D. Rockefeller IV.

The league says began her career in the office of her home state Senator Zell Miller and later worked as a senior policy advisor to Senator Bob Graham. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Florida.

Congratulations, Jocelyn!

UPDATE: On Twitter, the real story is that Jocelyn is the NFL’s first African American to hold the communications and public relations EVP job, and folks want this blasted out for everyone to know. Take a read:

Stay tuned.

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