Chiefs president Mark Donovan signs long-term extension

Mark Donovan (shown in a 2016 photo) joined the Chiefs as chief operating officer in 2009 and was promoted to team president in 2011.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs and team president Mark Donovan announced a long-term contract extension Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed.

Donovan joined the Chiefs as chief operating officer in 2009 and was promoted to team president in 2011.

“I’d like to congratulate Mark and his family on this well-deserved recognition,” Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “Mark is an innovative leader and a talented executive who is widely respected in our industry and in the Kansas City community. I am thrilled that he will continue to be a key part of the leadership of the Chiefs for many years to come.”

Donovan spent six years with the Philadelphia Eagles following leadership roles in sales and marketing with the National Hockey League. The Pittsburgh native graduated from Brown University with a double major in political science and organizational behavior/management. He is a former quarterback for Brown and signed with the New York Giants as a free agent after graduation.