Las Vegas Raiders president Marc Badain, aiding the team in moving from Oakland and a key member of the organization for 30 years, resigned Monday.
The club issued a press release with a statement from owner Mark Davis calling Badain “an integral part of the Raider family”, spanning a time that saw him move on from “a training camp driver to president of the entire organization.”
The team’s general counsel, Dan Ventrelle, is taking over the role of Badaine temporarily. Ventrelle has spent 17 years with the organization and was a liaison with local Nevada officials for the move and a leading negotiator on player contracts.
In a text message sent to media members, Badain thanked the organization as he looked forward to future “pursuits”.
“The successful construction and operation of Allegiant Stadium has unequivocally been the most challenging part of my 30 years with the organization. Seeing it through to the end has been rewarding everywhere,” he wrote. “Together, the Raiders and Las Vegas did what seemed impossible. Now that the project is complete, it’s time to focus on my family and look forward to new pursuits.”
Badain was hired by the Raiders in 1991 as an intern and became interim president in 2013 following the resignation of Amy Trask. In 2015, the temporary roof was removed.
The Raiders are entering their second season in Las Vgeas. The club went 8-8 last year and finished in second place in the AFC West behind the Kansas City Chiefs.
To conclude the release, Davis wrote “Once a Raider, Always a Raider,” a mantra that Badain also wrote in his statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.