Jeff Anderson is climbing another rung on the ladder at the same place where everything started for him as a public relations intern in 2003. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings announced he would be stepping into the role of executive vice president/chief communications officer.
This promotion puts Anderson, the former vice president of strategic and corporate communications, on the frontlines of tackling football-related tasks, including leading the communications department and earning a spot on the executive leadership team.
The decision for the team to hire internally just reinforces how much the organization values loyalty, dependability and hard work.
“The trust and confidence Andrew Miller and the Wilf family have shown by moving me into this critical role is sincerely appreciated,” Anderson said, via the Vikings’ official website. “There is so much to admire about the Vikings organization, its fan base and the Minneapolis-St. Paul media market and community. I’m thankful to be able to continue my career where I began as an intern and to lead this talented communications team moving forward.”
There hasn’t been as much change on the football field for the Vikings, but there has been plenty of change in the front office with Kwesi Adofo-Mensah taking over as the team’s new general manager.
Anderson now becomes another key cog in the wheel with the hopes of ensuring that change makes things better in Minnesota.