Jeff Anderson Named Govt Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Eagan, Minn. (April 5, 2022) The Minnesota Vikings have named Jeff Anderson because the crew’s Authorities Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. Anderson, who’s coming into his twentieth season with the group, will information the communications workplace and direct all inside and exterior communications features, like soccer, company and inside communications. He’ll present on the Vikings govt administration employees and report particularly to Vikings Chief Working Officer Andrew Miller.

“Jeff has proven his expertise as a strategic communications govt and a compassionate chief focused on the development of our personnel,” defined Miller. “He’s extremely deserving of this job and can be a major member of our authorities administration employees cultivating relationships with media and foremost our communications features.”

Previous to this transfer, Anderson served because the crew’s Vice President of Strategic & Firm Communications wherever he oversaw communications concepts on non-football initiatives, served as a most vital media contact for Vikings possession and delivered media relations counsel for possession, executives, coaches and players. In 2018, the Vikings communications employees members gained the Rozelle Award, supplied by the Professional Soccer Writers Affiliation to the NFL public relations crew that exhibits regular excellence in dealings and interactions with the media.

Anderson has held a quantity of roles contained in the group contemplating that changing into a member of as a neighborhood relations intern in 2003. He labored intently on the group’s interior stadium group within the quest to ascertain a brand new home for Vikings soccer and oversaw communications efforts to journey close by, nationwide and intercontinental media safety of the design and magnificence, building and opening of U.S. Lender Stadium.

“The belief and confidence Andrew Miller and the Wilf household have revealed by shifting me into this vital half is sincerely appreciated,” reported Anderson. “There’s so so much to admire in regards to the Vikings company, its admirer base and the Minneapolis-St. Paul media sector and neighborhood. I’m grateful to be geared up to proceed my occupation the place I started as an intern and to direct this gifted communications employees relocating forward.”

The Vikings additionally introduced Vice President of Soccer Communications Bob Hagan will changeover to the place of Senior Media/Historic Advisor by the 2022 time. Hagan, who’s in his thirty second 12 months with the Vikings, will retire from the group on the conclusion of the 2022 yr and can keep it up to recommend on media and crew historic previous in a consulting goal.

“I’ve felt like a baby in a sweet retail retailer performing on the Minnesota Vikings for the ultimate 32 many years,” reported Hagan. “It really has under no circumstances felt like perform. I’m looking out ahead to transitioning into a brand new chapter of my Vikings every day life in my new position as Senior Media/Historic Advisor. I need to thank the Wilf household for each factor they’ve completed for me and my family members and for what they’ve accomplished for our neighborhood. I additionally need to thank the incredible PR staffs that I’ve been geared up to perform with, equally current and earlier. Though my on a regular basis tasks can be modifying, I’ll proceed on to have a existence with our communications staff performing with each of these the neighborhood and countrywide media and the printed groups. I’ll usually try and hold the very long-long lasting, helpful associations which were long-established involving the media and our membership. I’ll go on to work with Kevin O’Connell and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah on chosen components of their work as we inform the story of this terrific franchise. Getting homegrown from Minnesota, the Vikings have usually had a specific place in my coronary heart simply because it has for thus many different diehard Vikings admirers. My total partner and kids loves the Minnesota Vikings. In my new placement, I look ahead to preserving the superb heritage, constructive connections and nice traditions that we’ve got developed to take pleasure in about this group.”

“Jeff is an skilled communications govt who, alongside with our gifted communications workplace, will go on to advance the Vikings connections with the media and followers,” reported Vikings Proprietor/President Mark Wilf. “Bob has unparalleled data of Vikings heritage and has made sturdy relationships with the media, Vikings players and coaches all via his career. We want Bob and his partner and kids very nicely and seem ahead to his continued contributions to the Vikings.”

Lester Bagley, who has been with the agency as a result of 2005, will keep it up his administration place within the company, like on exterior relations, governing administration and legislative affairs, and can present expertise on issues related to social impression and communications. Bagley will proceed on his management roles with Wilf household members-owned entities, which embrace MV Ventures and Orlando Metropolis/Orlando Delight, and his native community-oriented management roles with notable enterprise enterprise and local people firms in Minnesota and nationally.