As part of the arrival of new Atlanta Falcons head coach Raheem Morris to his new job, changes are also coming to the co-owned Atlanta pro sports team, Atlanta United.
AMBSE CEO Rich McKay will now have direct oversight of Atlanta United, and CEO Garth Lagerwey will report directly to McKay. He will no longer oversee day to day operations of the Falcons as a result.
“It is hard to quantify the positive things Rich has done to impact our organization over the last 21 years, laying a strong foundation for our football team and getting Mercedes-Benz Stadium built and functioning as one of the best in the world, chief among them,” said Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank, in a statement. “While he’ll no longer be involved in day-to-day football operations, Rich’s role will broaden our organization, and I’ll continue to trust him with some of the most important work we’re engaged in across the Blank Family of Businesses.”
Although his responsibilities with the Falcons will be reduced going forward, McKay will continue to represent the Falcons on “league matters and the NFL’s Competition Committee.”