NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Tennessee Titans announced today that Steve Underwood, who currently serves as the team's interim President, will continue in that role through the 2015 season.
Underwood, who has served the franchise in this capacity since March 20 of this year, oversaw the team's day-to-day operations for five years from 2006-11 as the team's senior executive vice president until retiring in 2011. He previously served as a general counsel and in other key capacities for the franchise for a 35-year period.
Amy Strunk, on behalf of the Titans ownership group:
"Our organization has undergone a great deal of change over the last year and a half. We believe that stability is important, and that has become more evident over the last two months as we examined how to best proceed with this position. Steve has a strong understanding of our organization and the NFL from his years of service, and he gives us that stability. We will review the situation at some point after the 2015 season and will make a final decision about how to proceed with filling the position on a permanent basis, as we are committed to having a CEO/President in Nashville. We attracted a grouping of candidates from diverse backgrounds over the last two months, but we decided that with the season approaching, more change would not be prudent for the organization or potential candidates. We thank Steve for his commitment to our franchise, and we know he will lead us in the right direction during this time period."
"I am excited and honored to continue my stay here in Nashville. I have a great deal of respect for this organization and our ownership group, and I look forward to the challenges on the horizon. I will do all that I can to put this franchise in a position to have success both on and off the field this season while hopefully positioning our organization for long-term success."