Saturday December 9, 2023

Washington Commanders COO Departs Team to Pursue ‘New Opportunity’

  • Greg Resh was with the team nearly two yeas, serving first as the club's CFO when he arrived.
  • Resh spent the past several months helping lead the Commanders' new stadium efforts
Commanders sale near an end.
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Washington Commanders COO Greg Resh announced Friday he is departing the club after nearly two years, the last several months of which were dedicated, in part, to the team’s efforts to build a new stadium. 

Resh said he informed team owner Dan Snyder and Snyder’s wife, team co-CEO Tanya Snyder, of the decision last week, according to a statement released by the team. 

“I am moving on to a new opportunity in Baltimore, the place where I grew up and where my family lives,” Resh said. “I’m grateful for the transformative professional opportunity provided to me and specifically the chance to partner with [team president] Jason [Wright], Dan, and Tanya to support this historic franchise and its turnaround. I’ll take with me lifelong lessons, friendships, and a deep appreciation of and support for the burgundy and gold.”

Resh took over as the Commanders CFO in November 2020 before he was tapped as the team’s CFO last September. Beyond being part of push for a new stadium — which has centered around a domed stadium in Virginia — Resh was responsible for the club’s finance, operations, and guest experience departments, according to the team website. 

“One of the key leaders of our cultural transformation and dramatic commercial turnaround, Greg’s professional expertise, his devotion to the work, and his leadership through a significant period of change was essential and greatly appreciated,” Commanders President Jason Wright said in a statement. “The mark of a successful tenure is knowing you achieved what you set out to do, and Greg did exactly that. Our organization owes him a debt of gratitude, and we wish him well as he begins a new chapter in his hometown, Baltimore.”

Resh and Wright were part of the team’s overhaul amid allegations the team fostered a hostile workplace environment first detailed by The Washington Post in the months before the two arrived. 

The team implemented several policies to shift the dynamics of the team before more guidelines were laid out after an outside NFL investigation concluded in July 2021. The team was fined $10 million, the largest ever issued to a team by the NFL. 

While the team’s name was changed before the season as well as much of the leadership over the last two years, Snyder and the Commanders are still under scrutiny for what went down in the past. 
The House Oversight Committee continues to investigate the toxic workplace claims as well as allegations of financial irregularities. The NFL’s second outside investigation into many of the same issues is also ongoing.

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