For 29 years, NFL executive Tony Wyllie has helped sports organizations and their athletes with branding and communications, including nearly a decade as a senior vice president of communications for the Washington Redskins, reports The Undefeated. Now, Wyllie, 51, is heading into his next chapter as the regional president and managing director for Special Olympics North America, continued the report.

“I feel incredibly blessed, and I consider it a privilege to have this wonderful opportunity to join its outstanding, globally recognized organization,” Wyllie said.

“Wyllie is one of the most prominent African Americans in sports public relations. He graduated from Texas Southern University with a degree in journalism and later worked in the university’s sports information department. He earned his MBA from Rice. As he advanced in his career, he spent time in the front offices of the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams,” added The Undefeated.

“This is a great time to join (Special Olympics North America), because you know they are working on a next five-year strategic plan,” Wyllie said. “Winter World Games will be in 2021, the Summer Games and the Winter Games. So this is really an exciting time to be joining as we build upon nearly 7 million athletes in 190 countries around the world.”

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