PHOENIX – The six-time World Champion Arizona Rattlers announced team president Chris Presson has joined the Edmonton Eskimos. Presson, who also served as the president of the Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA G League, has accepted the position of Team President and Chief Executive Officer with the Eskimos who are a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
“I’m forever grateful to Ron Shurts, Kevin Guy and Rattler Nation for an opportunity to be a part of such an iconic team,” said Chris Presson. “Thanks as well to all of my co-workers, our players, coaches, trainers, doctors, and partners who all played a part in my journey. I’ll be forever indebted to Ron and the Phoenix Suns for giving me an opportunity and teaching me so much.”
Presson spent the last five seasons serving as team president for the Rattlers and was vital in the team’s growth and success off the field. He was crucial to the team’s first Indoor Football League (IFL) championship in 2017, served on the IFL’s Executive Committee, earned the Executive of the Year award in 2016, and led the business to three consecutive Franchise of the Year awards from 2017 through 2019.
“We wish Chris well as he embarks on the next chapter of his successful career,” said Team Owner Ron Shurts. “We thank him for his dedication to the Rattlers over the past five years.”
The Rattlers’ search for the next leader of the Arizona Rattlers is underway.
For additional information on the Rattlers, visit www.azrattlers.com.
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers were founded in 1992, and are proud members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). In the three seasons that the Rattlers have been in the IFL, they have been in the conference championship every year and have gone to the United Bowl twice, winning one in 2017. The Rattlers spent 24 seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL), and in that time made ten appearances in the ArenaBowl, winning in 2014, 2013, 2012, 1997 and 1994. For tickets, call 602-514-TDTD (8383), or visit www.azrattlers.com.
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