The Falcons announced that team president Rich McKay has added the title of CEO to the nameplate on his deck.
McKay was promoted to team president following the 2007 season, after serving the previous four years as the team’s general manager. He was replaced by current Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff at that time. Since Dimitroff handles the personnel side of things for the Falcons organization, McKay’s duties have geared towards the business aspect over the past three seasons. He has been heavily involved with the team’s quest to build a new stadium, and has also been heavily involved in salary cap management and contract negotiations. McKay is the chairman of the league’s competition committee, a position he has held since 1994 although prior to this season he shared responsibilities with former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher. This promotion isn’t expected to significant change McKay’s day-to-day duties and role with the organization.