Keynote Speaker

8:00-9:00 am
Lester Bagley
Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development​, Minnesota Vikings


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The Business of Football
Lester Bagley sheds light on the business side of the Minnesota Vikings, including updates on their new Eagan practice facility, the world-class US Bank Stadium, and Super Bowl LII.


About the Speaker:

Lester Bagley brings three decades of public affairs and communications experience to his role as the Vikings Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development. Currently in his 12th year with the Vikings, Bagley oversees the team’s public relations, public affairs, community relations and charitable giving initiatives.

In 2014, Bagley led the Vikings involvement to secure Super Bowl LII to be played February 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Bagley worked with Vikings ownership and management, and Minnesota corporate and civic leaders to create the Super Bowl bid and secure the support of the NFL for the pinnacle event to be held in Minnesota. Bagley currently serves on the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee’s Executive Board with Richard Davis/U.S. Bank, Doug Baker/Ecolab, Marilyn Carlson Nelson/Carlson, Michael Langley/GreaterMSP, and Maureen Bausch, CEO of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.