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The New York Jets announced today that Neil Glat has been named President. The announcement was made by Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson.

Glat joins the Jets after spending the past 15 years at the NFL league office, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. His responsibilities included strategic initiatives, league and club business development and stadium development.

During his tenure with the NFL, Glat played an integral role on numerous strategic initiatives, including the recently approved NFL venture capital fund, league-wide agreements with Ticketmaster and the launch of the national youth organization, USA Football.

Glat’s role in stadium development included the advancement of the NFL’s G-3 and G-4 stadium financing programs, and the active involvement and support of stadium efforts for more than 20 NFL teams, including the Jets. Also, he was an essential part of the successful expansion processes for the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans.

A two-time selection for the Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal Forty Under 40 award, Glat has also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and as an investment banker at Dillon, Read & Co. Inc.

He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School after graduating with a degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. A native of Westchester, NY, he is married and has twin eight-year old daughters.