In partnership with the Black College Football Hall of Fame, the NFL announced the third annual Ozzie Newsome General Manager Forum and the sixth annual Quarterback Coaching Summit. From June 21-23, front-office personnel and coaches from colleges and the NFL will take part in the symposiums at the NFL Los Angeles office to experience peer-to-peer professional development and networking opportunities, along with interactions with select NFL club executives. 

"The Ozzie Newsome General Manager Forum and Quarterback Coaching Summit are part of our ongoing efforts to cultivate an inclusive workforce throughout every aspect of the league," said Troy Vincent, Sr., NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. “We look forward to continuing to offer participants an opportunity to engage with and learn from seasoned coaches and football personnel within the NFL community."

Participants will gain insights and knowledge directly from quarterback coaches, offensive coordinators, head coaches and club presidents. Both the Forum and the Summit will feature a variety of sessions, including how to build a staff, insight into position coach roles, and the use of analytics in coaching and personnel. There will also be sessions conducted by member club presidents, including priorities and the process of selecting a general manager, head coach, and coordinators.

The June 21 Ozzie Newsome General Manager Forum will feature sessions and panels led by NFL front-office personnel including:

  • Malcolm Blacken, Washington Commanders
  • Malik Boyd, Buffalo Bills
  • Sashi Brown, Baltimore Ravens
  • Ian Cunningham, Chicago Bears
  • Damani Leech, Denver Broncos
  • Wyndam Makowsky, NFL
  • Will McClay, Dallas Cowboys
  • Sandra Douglass Morgan, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Scott Pioli, NFL Network
  • Reggie Scott, Los Angeles Rams
  • Artis Twyman, Los Angeles Rams
  • Kevin Warren, Chicago Bears
  • Doug Whaley, XFL
  • Jason Wright, Washington Commanders

The June 22-23 Quarterback Coaching Summit will feature sessions and panels led by current and former coaches, including:

  • Reggie Barlow, XFL
  • Thomas Brown, Carolina Panthers
  • Ejiro Evero, Carolina Panthers
  • Leslie Frazier  
  • Pep Hamilton  
  • Brian Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jerrod Johnson, Houston Texans
  • Jennifer King, Washington Commanders
  • Charles London, Tennessee Titans
  • Tavita Pritchard, Washington Commanders
  • Ron Rivera, Washington Commanders
  • Troy Walters, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Demetrius Washington, Minnesota Vikings
  • DJ Williams, New Orleans Saints

*Speakers are subject to change