Chiefs president Mark Donovan signs contract extension

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Dec 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs president Mark Donovan on the sidelines at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs president Mark Donovan on the sidelines at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs on Tuesday announced team president Mark Donovan signed a long-term contract extension.

Terms and duration of the deal were not disclosed.

“My family and I are delighted that Mark will be guiding the business operations of the Chiefs for many years to come,” Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement released by the team. “Over the last six seasons, Mark has helped the Chiefs rank among the best in the National Football League in several categories – most importantly, the fan experience – and I know he and his team will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of the Chiefs Kingdom.”

Donovan, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., originally joined the Chiefs in 2009 as the chief operating officer before assuming the team president position in 2011.

He previously served with the Philadelphia Eagles as the senior vice president of business operations from 2003 to 2008. His time in Philadelphia coincided with Chiefs coach Andy Reid time with the Eagles, and most of Reid’s current staff.

The Chiefs during Donovan’s tenure have invested in enhancing the fan experience through technology, which includes stadium-wide Wi-Fi, and embracing fan traditions.

Donovan and his staff have has also been instrumental in bringing numerous events, which include concerts and sporting events, to Arrowhead Stadium.

“I’d like thank Clark and the entire Hunt family for giving me the opportunity to continue my career with one of the league’s most iconic and proud franchises,” Donovan said in a statement released by the team. “My family and I have been blessed to be surrounded by a talented staff, a strong team and a supportive community for more than six years, and we are looking forward to calling Chiefs Kingdom our home for many more.”

Donovan, his wife, Kathy, and two children live in Kansas City.