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Philadelphia Eagles staff and coaching portraits at the NovaCare Complex on April 26, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles)

Don Smolenski



Don Smolenski, now in his 26th season with the organization, was named team president in 2012 after originally joining the team in 1998 as chief financial officer. He served as senior vice president/chief financial officer from 2001-10 and then as the team's chief operating officer from 2010-12.

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. 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. Under his direction, the Eagles were recognized as "Top Workplaces" by in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022.

During his time as the team's president, Smolenski and the Eagles celebrated their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history after defeating the New England Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII.

In his first year as president, Smolenski spearheaded a two-year, $125 million Lincoln Financial Field revitalization project that added 1,600 seats, HD video boards, and graphics paying tribute to the team's history. In 2019, Smolenski's leadership was instrumental to the Lincoln Financial Group naming rights extension, which stands as one of the longest stadium naming rights relationships in the NFL. Over the years, Lincoln Financial Field has hosted high-profile events, including sold-out concerts, national and international soccer matches, the NCAA Lacrosse Championships, the Army-Navy Game, the NHL Stadium Series, Monster Jam, Temple University football, and more. In June 2022, Lincoln Financial Field was selected as a FIFA World Cup 2026 host venue, becoming one of 16 stadiums across the United States, Canada, and Mexico to earn the prestigious honor.

As part of Smolenski's commitment to offering guests a safe, clean, and friendly experience at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles were credited with a SAFETY Act designation in August 2020, one of the highest levels of accreditation offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. One month later, Lincoln Financial Field achieved the distinguished Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR accreditation for implementing stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.