Sandra Douglass Morgan is Raiders president

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Las Vegas Raiders always do things their way. Al Davis, the former maverick owner of the Raiders, was always going against the grain when he ran the ballclub. One of the things he did for which he will always be remembered is having the audacity to hire Art Shell as the NFL’s first Black head coach. 

That was way back in 1989. Mark Davis, Al’s son, is now the owner of the team. And just like his father, Mark Davis decided to do something different that would raise more than a few eyebrows. He hired a Black woman as team president. Welcome to Raider Nation, Sandra Douglass Morgan. 

Douglass Morgan was introduced Thursday as the Las Vegas Raiders’ new team president.

“I am thrilled that Sandra has agreed to join the Raiders family,” said Raiders Owner Mark Davis. “Her experience, integrity and passion for this community will be invaluable to our organization. From the moment I met Sandra, I knew she was a force to be reckoned with. We are extremely lucky to have her at the helm.”

A Las Vegas native, Morgan has long been a trailblazer and was the first person of color to serve as chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and first African-American City Attorney in the State of Nevada. Morgan was most recently with the law firm Covington & Burling, LLP and previously served as the City Attorney for the City of North Las Vegas.

Prior to that, she served as a litigation attorney for an international gaming and hospitality company.

“It is the honor of a lifetime to join the Raiders at one of the most defining times in the team’s history,” said Morgan. “This team’s arrival in Las Vegas has created a new energy and opportunities we never dreamed possible. I look forward to taking this team’s integrity, spirit and commitment to excellence on the field into every facet of this organization.”