Browns Name Mike Keenan President

The Cleveland Browns today promoted Mike Keenan to the position of Team President. Kennan's promotion gives him control of the club's business operations. Here is the press release issued by the team.

The Cleveland Browns are pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Keenan as club President. Since joining the team in 2005, Keenan has worked in a variety of capacities with the Browns and now assumes control of the club's business operations and league affairs.

The organization's structure now assigns responsibility to the club President for non-football operations, while the General Manager retains responsibility for football operations. Both will report directly to Owner Randy Lerner.

"Mike is deserving of this appointment," said Senior Vice President and General Manager Phil Savage.  "He has worked extremely hard in strengthening the Browns business operations and has been a valuable resource in dealing with the league office. We have an excellent working relationship and both of us, along with Romeo (Crennel), are committed to helping this organization reach its full potential and win as many games as possible in the future."

Prior to joining the Browns, Keenan was with the National Football League's Management Council for ten years, administering labor operations and finance matters involving the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Salary Cap. With the Browns, he has held responsibility for the key business areas and has strengthened the club's sales, marketing and corporate relationships. Keenan's efforts have enhanced the reputation of the Cleveland Browns locally and nationally, as well as within the National Football League.

"I am appreciative of Randy Lerner for giving me this opportunity," said Keenan. "We have incredible fans and Cleveland is a dynamic community.  I am excited to be part of it."