Todd Kline has left his role as chief commercial officer of the Miami Dolphins to take up the same position with fellow National Football League (NFL) franchise the Washington Redskins.
The American departs the Dolphins after three full seasons, during which time he oversaw all sponsorship revenue and activation for the Florida-based team, including corporate partnerships and media sales.
The former AEG and NFL Players Association executive’s standout deal during his time with the franchise came in the form of an 18-year agreement with Hard Rock International, which in 2016 became the naming rights partner of the Dolphins’ newly renovated Hard Rock Stadium.
Kline becomes the latest addition to the Redskins’ senior front office team, joining Brian Lafemina, the team's president of business operations and chief operating officer who was appointed in May, and Steve Ziff, who was installed as chief marketing officer in June.
‘I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Stephen Ross and Tom Garfinkel for their leadership and guidance, along with everyone at the Miami Dolphins organisation who has helped make the last 3.5 years such a fulfilling personal and professional experience,’ Kline wrote in a farewell email.
‘It is hard to put into words the shared sense of pride I feel seeing the vision for Hard Rock Stadium come to life.’