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Owen to lead Bills community relations department

Posted Apr 2, 2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills announced that Mary Owen, Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning, will oversee the Bills Community Relations Department.  She will work closely with Vice President of Community Relations Gretchen Geitter in the team’s efforts to support the region through its many community outreach programs and philanthropy. 

Owen currently oversees the Bills Toronto initiative in addition to serving as a senior advisor to ownership and is a valued member of the NFL’s International and Super Bowl Advisory committees.  She also serves on the Board of Trustees for NFL Charities along with her duties as the Executive Director of the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation and President of the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation.  

The Bills are also announcing the promotion of Preston Teague to Senior Manager of Community Relations and Youth Football and Allison Hojnowski to Manager of Community Relations.

Teague enters his ninth season with the Bills and oversees the team’s community programming and Youth Football outreach.  His areas of focus include the Play 60 Youth Health and Fitness initiatives, Billieve Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and Youth Football program, including Punt, Pass & Kick, High School Player Development and the Buffalo Bills Coaching Clinic.  Teague is a native of Geneva, NY and graduated from Hobart College and also earned a master’s degree from Canisius College.

Hojnowski enters her fifth season with the team and manages community events, player appearances and players’ and coaches’ holiday outreach.  She is a native of North Tonawanda and a graduate of Canisius College.