Don Smolenski, now in his 21st season with the organization, was originally hired by the team in 1998 as chief financial officer. He was promoted to senior vice president/chief financial officer in 2001 and was named the team’s chief operating officer in 2010. In 2012, he was named to his current role of team president.
As president, Smolenski directs the club’s business and strategic efforts, including sales, marketing, communications, and operations. He has played a key role in significant projects from the construction of Lincoln Financial Field to the club’s internationally recognized environmental and philanthropic programs. During his tenure as president, Smolenski has infused energy and creativity throughout the organization with his engaging leadership style. In 2015, he was named to the Most Admired CEOs list by the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Philadelphia Eagles were twice named to Philly.com’s Top Workplaces list in 2016 and 2018.
During his time as the team’s president, Smolenski and the Eagles saw their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history after defeating the New England Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII.