Kevin Warren has been officially named the President and CEO of the Chicago Bears.

Warren served as the Big Ten Commissioner since 2020. He will be returning to the NFL where he spent 22 seasons with several organizations.

The new role with the Bears is expected to begin in the spring. Warren released a statement on his new position with the Bears (Via Chicago Bears):

“I am honored and recognize the responsibility bestowed upon me to lead the Chicago Bears during this exciting and pivotal time for the franchise,” Warren said. “I look forward to building on the rich tradition that started with George Halas and connecting with the unique and vibrant fanbase in Chicago. I join the Chicago Bears with gratitude and drive to carry out and build upon the legacy and spirit of this founding franchise and my predecessors. This is a franchise that is respected in all of professional sports, and I am humbled to be selected as the next President & CEO of the Chicago Bears. I sincerely thank Virginia McCaskey, George McCaskey, the McCaskey family, Ted Phillips and the search team, for the responsibility and trust placed in me to lead the Chicago Bears and deliver championships to Chicago.”

He will be tasked with helping a Bears franchise that has the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.