The Vikings announced this morning that they promoted Kevin Warren to Chief Operating Officer.
Warren, who previously held the title of Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs, is entering his 11th seasons with the Vikings. According to a press release, Warren “will now oversee all aspects of the Vikings business operations and create strategic efforts for all departments.”
He will continue reporting to Vikings Owner and President Mark Wilf.
"Kevin is well-versed in numerous facets of our organization and has proven himself an outstanding leader not only over the past decade with the Vikings but also during his 17 years in the NFL," Wilf said in a statement. "While our primary focus is winning championships, our organization also continues to evolve with many new initiatives focused on our deserving fans, including the new stadium development, creating the best game day experience in the NFL and continuing to positively impact lives in our community. Kevin has earned this opportunity and is the perfect individual to lead us in those areas and to create a strategic vision for our business operations."
Warren has played a large role in the design and construction process of the new Vikings stadium. He has been in charge of the team’s legal affairs and has presented the Vikings at all league meetings. He also serves as a member of the NFL’s Committee on Workplace Diversity.
"I am energized and excited to continue to be a part of the Vikings organization and to lead our business operations moving forward," Warren said in a statement. "My family has thoroughly enjoyed making Minneapolis-St. Paul our home with the wonderful people in this community. Over the last 10 years I have marveled at the Vikings rich tradition and developed great appreciation for our fans, the most passionate in the NFL. The Wilfs are deeply committed to building a world-class organization and winning a Super Bowl, and I embrace this next opportunity with great tenacity as we work to achieve our shared goals."
Warren has been actively involved in the community, including a $1 million donation from Warren and his wife, Greta, to the University of Minnesota's Masonic Children’s Hospital in December.