With Neil Glat moving on, the New York Jets promoted Senior Vice President and General Counsel Hymie Elhai from to be their new president.
The New York Jets named Hymie Elhai the new team President on Tuesday morning. Elhai was previously the team’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
Hymie Elhai named team president.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 3, 2019
Elhai has been with the Jets since 2000. His first full-time duties with the team came through the manager of legal affairs and business development position. The last five seasons saw Elhai in his senior vice president role, handling a variety of team legal matters. Such issues included sponsorship, licensing, event, digital media, production and broadcasting agreements. Elhai’s New York efforts earned him a spot in Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2016.
He is also expected to work alongside head coach Adam Gase and team Chairman/CEO Christopher Johnson in football and business affairs.
“I am honored to be given this opportunity and thankful to The Johnson Family for entrusting me with the responsibility and all that comes along with it,” said Elhai in a team statement. “I have a deep appreciation and respect for this franchise, what it means to our fans, the communities we serve, as well as our business partners.”
“For over 20 years Hymie has developed a deep level of respect from both sides of the building,” Johnson added in the same release. “Over that time, he has grown to be an invaluable and trusted confidant for many, including, in recent years, myself. Specifically, I witnessed first-hand, his leadership, communication and organizational acumen during our recent head coach and general manager searches. I expect Hymie to be a key unifier, working alongside Adam and Joe, for our organization moving forward.”
Elhai takes over the role from Neil Glat. It was previously announced on Friday that Glat would transition to a new role of Senior Advisor.
The Jets also announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Brian Friedman would move to the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Friedman is set to enter his 11th with the team and previously worked with Bliss, Columbia House Company, and Polo Ralph Lauren.
New York will open their 2019 regular season against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS).