Alec Scheiner

Alec Scheiner
Born Alec Scheiner
Lower Merion, Pennsylvania
Occupation Attorney
NFL team executive
Website Cleveland

Alec Scheiner (born in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania)[1] was the team president of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL), until March 31, 2016, when he stepped down.[2]

Early life

Scheiner was born and grew up in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school in 1988, he attended Georgetown University, graduating with degrees in economics and Latin American studies in 1992. He then attended the Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated with a law degree in 1997.[3]

Law career

After college, Scheiner became a lawyer, working at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering (now WilmerHale), where he practiced from 1997 to 2004.[4]

NFL career

In 2004, Scheiner was hired by the NFL's Dallas Cowboys to be their general counsel. Four years later, he was promoted to vice president, where he was a key player in the day-to-day business operations of the team, as well as a point man for the building of the new Cowboys Stadium (now AT&T Stadium). In 2010, Scheiner was named to Sports Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list of top young sports executives.[1][5]

On December 18, 2012, Scheiner left the Cowboys to become president of the Cleveland Browns, where he is in charge of all business operations for the team.[1][5]

On March 4, 2016 Scheiner announced that he would be leaving his role as team president effective March 31. He will stay on with the Browns as a consultant for the remainder of the year.[2]


Scheiner and his wife Nadya have three children - daughter Norah, and sons Rafe and Max.[5]


  1. 1 2 3 "Alec Scheiner to become new president of Cleveland Browns - ESPN Dallas". Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  2. 1 2 McManamon, Pat (March 4, 2016). "Browns president Alec Scheiner resigns". Cleveland Browns president Alec Scheiner has resigned effective March 31, the team announced Friday.
  3. "Alec Scheiner | LinkedIn". Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  4. "Alec Scheiner | MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference". Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  5. 1 2 3 "Browns name Alec Scheiner President". Retrieved 2014-02-11.

External links

Cleveland Browns website

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