Cynthia Hogan
Cynthia Hogan

Cynthia Hogan has returned to the National Football League as senior advisor to commissioner Roger Goodell.

She exited the NFL in 2016 for Apple, where she held the VP public policy and government affairs post.

When she joined the NFL in 2014, Hogan was SVP and then EVP of public policy and government affairs, working on the league’s legislative initiatives and helping team owners deal with local and state matters.

Before the NFL, she was deputy assistant to president Obama and counsel to VP Joe Biden.

Average NFL TV viewership for the 2021 season was up 10 percent to 17.1M, which was its highest mark since 2015.

The league added another game to its 16-week schedule in 2021.