The National Football League has named BRENDON PLACK Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs. Plack, a 15-year veteran of the United States Senate, most recently served as Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Whip John Thune. He will start on Monday, September 16.
As Senior Vice President, Plack will set the league's public policy agenda in Washington and at the state level. He will be responsible for directing the league's policy and political engagement strategy with Congress and with the Administration. He will also coordinate closely with NFL clubs on key federal and state legislation and regulation. Based out of the NFL's Washington, D.C. office, he will report to JOCELYN MOORE, the NFL's Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs.
"We could not be more thrilled to welcome Brendon to the NFL," said Moore. "Not only does he love football, but he is also a keen political strategist who knows how to get things done and is well-respected by colleagues on both sides of the aisle."
"This is an exciting time to be joining the NFL as the league starts its 100th season," said Plack. "I look forward to joining an excellent team of professionals in the NFL's Washington, D.C., office and advocating for policies that promote the game we all love."
Prior to becoming Majority Whip Thune's Chief of Staff, Plack held a variety of roles working for the senior United States Senator from South Dakota, including Staff Director of the Senate Republican Conference and Legislative Director in Thune's personal office. He is a Senior Stennis Congressional Fellow and was recently named to the 2019 POLITICO Playbook Power List, which lists the top 19 politicians and operatives nationwide who will shape the political landscape heading into 2020.
Plack earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He and his wife Lindsay have one son and one daughter.