Major League Lacrosse (MLL) is proud to announce the hiring of Mark Burdett as the Chief Revenue Officer. Burdett has more than thirty-five years of experience. As a top sports and media executive, Burdett served in senior roles for the Baltimore Ravens, the Washington Redskins and several major market television stations. Most recently Burdett served as the President of MLL’s Chesapeake Bayhawks.
In his new role, Burdett will be a key asset in securing new sponsorship and business development opportunities for the league. He will assist Commissioner Alexander Brown in developing expansion efforts and seeking out new ownership.
“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Mark to the Major League Lacrosse family,” said MLL Commissioner Alexander “Sandy” Brown. “Mark’s experience, both at the team level as well as in the media space, will be infinitely valuable as we source new partners for the league.”
“I grew up with the sport of lacrosse, and I am honored and excited to help lead Major League Lacrosse into its next chapter of exponential growth,” said Mark Burdett, Chief Revenue Officer of MLL. “I look forward to working with new owners, new partners and creating valuable channels for all stakeholders to better engage with MLL.”
Prior to joining the Bayhawks, Burdett served as President and General Manager at WUSA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. Burdett was responsible for all aspects of the news and business operation, serving as the Chief Revenue and Chief Operating Officer. He oversaw a team of more than 200 employees.
Burdett spent thirteen years in the NFL, twelve with the Baltimore Ravens as Vice President of Sales. In this role, Burdett oversaw all team revenue while serving as the point of contact on all broadcast negotiations. He also developed programming relationships with major networks and managed all related acquisitions, expansions, sales and multimedia deals – including television, radio, and online content.
Burdett also served as Senior Vice President for the Washington Redskins.
Prior to his work with the Ravens and Redskins, Burdett held various senior leadership positions with ABC, WJLA-TV (the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C.), WDCA-TV (the Fox affiliate in Washington, D.C.) and KTXA-TV (the CBS affiliate in Houston, TX).
Burdett lives in Annapolis, MD and graduated from the University of Maryland – where he was a part of the school’s ACC championship lacrosse teams.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), based in Boston, is the premier professional field lacrosse league. MLL has led lacrosse’s growth into the mainstream of competitive team sports since 2001. In the spring of 2018, MLL entered into new leadership for the first time in 14 years when it selected Alexander Brown as the Commissioner. Since that time MLL has been on an aggressive path towards sustainably developing and growing the league. The league currently features six teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dallas Rattlers, Denver Outlaws, and New York Lizards. Tickets for the 2019 season are available on majorleaguelacrosse.com