by Aaron Wilson
June 25, 02014
The Cleveland Browns have extended the contract of executive vice president Bryan Wiedmeier.
“We’re extremely fortunate to have a person like Bryan contribute to our team, and it was an easy decision to offer this extension,” Browns team president Alec Scheiner said. “There are a select number of people who are successful enough in this league to establish 30-year careers, and even fewer who do it with the amount of class, respect and kindness Bryan does each day. I’ve worked on multiple stadium-development projects, and Bryan has been an integral catalyst in all aspects of the renovation, making sure our team and Cleveland receives the first-rate stadium they deserve.”
Added Browns owner Jimmy Haslam: “I have the pleasure of speaking to a number of individuals that really know the NFL, and countless people have told me what an unbelievable resource we have here in Bryan Wiedmeier. This is a special franchise, and Bryan makes it even better. For 34 years, Bryan has built an impressive career in our league. That’s evident every August at the Hall of Fame ceremonies, when he makes the short trip to Canton to reconnect with so many people, all of whom carry a great deal of respect for him. Everyone associated with the Browns is extremely inspired by the way Bryan has faced adversity in his life and fought through it. Currently, he’s spearheading our FirstEnergy Stadium renovation, serving as a key conduit between our club and those hard at work right now getting it ready for our season. Bryan, his wife, Mary, and his family are a treasure to our community.”
Wiedmeier has a big role in the renovations of FirstEnergy Stadium.
“It’s a privilege to be a member of the Cleveland Browns,” Wiedmeier said. “I’m greatly honored to work alongside Jimmy, Alec and the rest of this exceptional team. I know great things are in store for our franchise, Browns fans and the community. Credit really goes to the Haslam family and our staff, who are fully committed to making this a premier NFL team that will make our fans and city proud.”
Wiedmeier previously worked for the Miami Dolphins as team president and chief operaqting officer.
iedmeier earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and is a member of the Florida Bar.
“I’ve always felt that if I left the Dolphins and started somewhere else in the league, the first person I would hire would be Bryan Wiedmeier,” Hall of Fame coach Don Shula said. “He knows every aspect of the business and has become one of the top executives in the NFL.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun