Friday March 4th, 2016

Browns president Alec Scheiner will step down from his position effective March 31, the team announced Friday.

Scheiner, who served as president beginning January 2013, will serve as a consultant through the end of the calendar year.

“We greatly appreciate Alec's commitment and work as President of the Cleveland Browns,” said Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam in a statement. “Alec is extremely capable and has helped us establish some very positive inroads with a significant focus on our fan experience, FirstEnergy Stadium and our business partners. He was integral to the rebuild of our organization, the renovations of our stadium and training facility, and many of our strategies on the football side of our business. His guidance has helped us accelerate our learning curve as NFL owners and that is something we will always appreciate.

“Alec is ready for the next challenge in his career, as our new structure would limit the opportunity for his leadership. He is one of the most talented executives in the industry, and we are fully confident that Alec will be successful in whatever permanent role he takes next. We wish him and his family only the best.”

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Scheiner had a major role in the team’s stadium and practice facility renovations, and the team credits him for making strides on the business and media side.

“I have had an incredible experience with the Browns,” Scheiner said. “Cleveland is amazing and the fans are uniquely passionate. I want to thank Dee and Jimmy Haslam for the opportunity to do what I truly love: rebuilding an organization with a group of people who have shown unparalleled hard work, commitment to their team and city. I look forward to helping the Browns over the next several months as I determine my next challenge.”

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The Browns went 14–34 in Scheiner’s three seasons as team president.

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