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Vikings Announce Front Office Promotions

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 26, 2011 – 12:51 pm

The Minnesota Vikings have announced the promotions of three staff members to the level of Director. Each of these Vikings employees have distinguished themselves in their respective departments and have been acknowledged with promotions, as follows:

Jeff Anderson – Director of Corporate Communications
Jeff is entering his 9th NFL season in the Vikings Public Relations Department. He has served the Vikings well as a team member in the PR Department and has played an integral role in the organization’s stadium development project. Anderson’s role in this newly-created position will be to lead the Vikings communications programs in public affairs, community relations, sales and marketing, legal/business affairs and crisis communications.

Lisa Larson – Director of Human Resources
Lisa joined the Vikings in 2006 and is responsible for the organization’s benefit programs, training, performance management, recruitment and compensation programs. As she enters her 6th season, Larson has raised the bar in her department with significant achievement in the team’s workers compensation process, benefits administration and employee relations.    

Cheryl Nygaard – Director of Information Technology
Cheryl has been with the Vikings since 1999, and has been integral in managing the team’s technology, electronic security and compliance required by the NFL. Nygaard directs all aspects of the Vikings technology and telecommunications resources, and is an outstanding behind the scenes leader in the organization during her 13 years with the club.


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16 Responses to “Vikings Announce Front Office Promotions”

  1. By Carl K on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    I expect to see a promotion for Spielman once he resigns Greenway and AP.

  2. By chris on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    hes an idiot if we lose peterson well be losing one of the best backs in the nfl. do you want vikings fans to become packers fans?? dont think so. theres great gm’s looking ofr jobs and sorry to say if you take a look at the mans track record its not to good.

    vikings team needs

    new gm
    resign peterson
    resign greenway
    cut berrian
    superbowl victory
    cut cook or offer a team a trade
    get new stadium
    and shutout the green bay packers

  3. By Frederick Jones on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    @Chris,

    I think he will sign Peterson. Keep in mind that Spielman is dealing with A.D.’s agent. That agent might not care about who his client signs with as long as he gets THE MONEY.

    So we’ll just have to wait it out. (Can his agent afford to live in a 9 bedroom condo, or does he have to have the mansion in North Oaks?)

  4. By Parody on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    Fred – Expanding on that, Speilman is dealing with Fitzgerald’s agent too. Earlier this week, I learned that he represents both superstars.

  5. By Parody on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    So, I think the question is whether the agent needs a second mansion. (You’d hate to force him to slum it in a 5-star hoel when he comes to visit his client in MN).

  6. By CA Norwegian on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    Shouldn’t this wait untill the team has ome back form the cellar? I am feeling good about the team, but shouldn’t they be saving their tuppens for the stadium?

  7. By Shawn on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    If we havent resigned Peterson yet its because nobody is taking it serious, and Viking management are not doing their jobs … wonder if Arizona would offer Peterson a nice contract next offseason

    someone is slacking and we have 2 deals that need to get done … watch peterson and greenway and wth Mcnabb go to Seattle next year with Bevell and Sidney , TJack will be the back up by then

  8. By Titus on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    Well, Shawn, that would free up salary space to bring Moss out of retirement. Moss and Ponder to the Superbowl!

  9. By jwmowan on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Congratulations to Jeff, Lisa, and Cheryl on their promotions. Keep up the good work and best of luck to all of you.

  10. By Rocksalt on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    while I personally do not wish for AP to be traded, I have listened to others speak of this.It apears that there is some logic in the notion:
    1 Vikes are 30th in league in revenue(largely due to concessions & parking$$ at metrodome do not go to team)
    2. Vikes are 5th in spending……..
    3. AP will no doubt negotiate a large contract when the time comes……
    4. unless we improve in some areas quickly, he may wish to go to a team that is a definite contender for SB

  11. By Rocksalt on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Cheryl-
    Since you are in charge of technology operations….could you please get names of those no longer with this team off tags.frankly, it is embar.ra.ssing

  12. By Rocksalt on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    or sadly, perhaps the highest bidder…….

  13. By Rocksalt on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    chris-
    that is a large chri.stmas wish list……better hope you have been good……

  14. By Rocksalt on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    “Greed Is Good”,…..Gordon Gecko

  15. By Max on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Congratulations to these three. Well deserved.

  16. By CA Norwegian on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    If somebody technical was promoted, I hope they are not charged with the sound from the press conferences, it is poor work, to the point where I think somebody has a bone to pick with the coach. Incompetence at the professional level cannot drag on for years. (oops, I forgot about Detriot)

    If stereo is too hard, try one of those parabolic mics, they use to hear from far away to just pick up everyone at a distance on one channel.

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