The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce that David Rubenstein will interview Jason Wright, President of the Washington Football Team (WFT), on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown (999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001). The reception will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the lunch and program at 12:00 p.m. ending promptly at 1:30 p.m. ET.
In August 2020 The Washington Football team hired Jason Wright, making him the first Black team president in NFL history and only the fourth former player to ascend to that role. In August 2021 Forbes reported that the Washington Football Team generated the fifth largest revenue in the NFL and its franchise value grew 20 percent from the year before to 4.2 billion dollars.
Currently the youngest team president in the league, Wright is responsible for leading the organization's business divisions, including operations, finance, sales, and marketing. Prior to joining the WFT, Jason was a partner in McKinsey & Company's Washington DC office, where his work focused on expanding the value of large, complex organizations through operations and culture transformations. He specialized in steering companies through their toughest moments - in crisis and turnaround scenarios.
Wright spent seven years as a running back in the NFL. He has a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University, where he was an Academic All-American student athlete. He received his M.B.A. in Operations and Finance, with honors, from the University of Chicago-Booth School of Business.