Falcons name Beadles president, longtime executive McKay CEO

ATLANTA (AP) — Greg Beadles has been named Atlanta Falcons president as part of several changes in team owner Arthur Blank’s family business management team. Longtime Falcons executive Rich McKay, who was hired by Blank as general manager in 2004 and was named team president in 2011, has been named CEO of the Falcons and Blank’s Sports and Entertainment portfolio, which also includes MLS Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. McKay, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager, has served on the NFL’s competition committee since 1994. McKay’s new title is not expected to change his role on the committee. Beadles assumes day-to-day leadership of the Falcons’ business decisions.

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