The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday that Ted Crews has been named the club’s Vice President of Communications. Crews has 14 years of NFL experience with three franchises and joins the Chiefs as the club’s primary contact for the team’s communication needs.
“We are very excited to welcome Ted to the Chiefs,” said Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli. “Ted’s experience, proven track record of success, and enthusiasm for leading our efforts to continually connect and communicate with our fans will make him a great addition to our team.”
Crews joins the Chiefs after spending the last three seasons as Senior Director of Communications for the St. Louis Rams. He served as the primary contact on all football matters for the owner, general manager and head coach, in addition to serving as the team’s official spokesperson.
“I want to thank Clark Hunt, the Hunt family, Scott Pioli and Mark Donovan for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this storied franchise,” Crews said. “I am excited and honored to join the Chiefs family and I am looking forward to getting involved in the Kansas City community and working with the Chiefs staff as well as the local media.”
During his tenure in St. Louis, Crews reshaped the team’s communication efforts and played an integral role during the Rams’ ownership transition from the Rosenbloom family to Stan Kroenke during the 2010 season by working with the NFL league office and media affiliates. In 2010, Crews’ staff received a nomination for the prestigious Pete Rozelle Award, which is annually presented by the Pro Football Writers of America to the league’s top public relations department. Crews has been selected by the NFL to work at the Super Bowl for three consecutive years.
Crews joined the Rams after four seasons as Football Communications Manager with the Atlanta Falcons. With Atlanta, he provided media support for the general manager and head coach, in addition to the coaching staff and players. Crews served as the Falcons’ public relations representative for the 2008 NFL Draft in New York City. On five separate occasions, Crews was selected by the NFL to direct publicity for the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, coordinating all media and public relations efforts for the NFC squad each year.
Prior to joining Atlanta in 2005, Crews served five seasons as Media Relations Assistant for the Carolina Panthers after originally entering the NFL as a departmental intern with the franchise for two seasons.
A 1999 graduate of South Carolina State University, Crews is married to the former Michelle Willis. The couple has two children – a son, Tesdell Jacob IV and a daughter, Olivia Celeste.