September 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has hired a former White House official to help the league with legislative initiatives and work with teams on local and state issues.

The league on Tuesday announced the hiring of Cynthia Hogan as senior vice president of public policy and government affairs. She worked as deputy assistant to the president and counsel to the vice president from 2009 to 2013.

Hogan will report to Paul Hicks, the NFL's executive vice president of communications and public affairs. She will be based in the NFL's office in Washington.

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