Falcons welcome minority ownership partner

Arthur Blank has invited another minority ownership partner aboard the Atlanta Falcons.

The team announced that Brian J. Barker is now a limited partner. Blank continues to hold “more than 90 percent ownership interest” in the Falcons.

He’s the latest in a list of limited partners who have invested in the franchise under Blank since 2002. Also in the fold are Ronald E. Canakaris; Warrick Dunn; Douglas J. Hertz; John P. Imlay, Jr.; Ed Mendel; Derek V. Smith; and John A. Williams.

“We are very pleased to include Brian among our limited partners,” Blank said. “Brian’s business acumen and his passion for our sport complement those of our other limited partners. We look forward to his partnership in the years to come.”

Barber owns a domestic freight business – AFS.

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