Officiating Leadership Team

The NFL Officiating department is led by three Senior Vice Presidents, all of whom report to Executive Vice President of Football Operations,
Troy Vincent, Sr.
Here’s a look at the team.

Senior Vice President of Officiating Training and Development, Walt Anderson, brings 24 years of experience as an NFL official, the past 17 seasons as a referee. He comes off the field to oversee the game officials, including developing and implementing an enhanced training and performance evaluation system to prepare and evaluate them. Walt also manages the officiating position coaches and coordinators.

Additionally, he oversees the scouting, recruitment, and development pipeline to make sure there are trained and qualified officials ready to step up to officiate at the highest level of football.

Senior Vice President of Officiating Administration, Perry Fewell, oversees the day-to-day operations of the Officiating Department, including outreach to the league’s head coaches and general managers, compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the NFL Referees Association, and serves as a liaison to the NCAA on officiating-related matters.

An NFL assistant coach for more than 20 years, Fewell has earned universal respect for his leadership abilities, serving as an interim head coach two times and helping the 2011 New York Giants to a Super Bowl championship as the club’s defensive coordinator.

Senior Vice President of Officiating, Alberto Riveron, returns for his eighth season at the league office, following nine seasons as an on-field game official, including five as a referee.

He leads the league’s replay review process along with Vice President of Instant Replay Russell Yurk, Director of Video Technology Bret Ayers, and replay assistants Desiree Abrams, Sebrina Brunson, and Artenzia Young-Seigler.

The league monitors every game and consults with on-field officials when a review is initiated. Senior personnel help to ensure that calls are being made correctly and consistently from Art McNally Gameday Central in New York.

Riveron’s team will also oversee management of all replay officials, replay assistants, and the Art McNally Gameday Central technological program.

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