Sandra Douglas Morgan is making history as Raiders team president

The Strikers announced the historic hiring of Sandra Douglas Morgan as team president Thursday, making her the first black woman to fill the role in NFL history.

Las Vegas introduced Morgan at a press conference Thursday afternoon after announcing the move in a letter obtained by Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Morgan, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board from 2019 to ’21, will now join Christy Coleman (Panthers) and Kim Pegula (Bills) as the only women to hold the title of team president, and Sashi Brown (Garvani ) and Jason Wright (Commanders) as the only blacks named to the position in league history.

“As I shared with the team earlier today, I grew up in Las Vegas and have truly witnessed the rise of this city to one of the sports capitals of the world, visited by millions around the world, and it is a lifetime honor to serve as the president of this organization,” Morgan said during his opening remarks.

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