The Browns promoted longtime employee David Jenkins to executive vice president – chief operating officer, a role in which he'll oversee the team's business operations and guide its long-term vision.

Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam announced the news Tuesday.

Jenkins will direct all organizational goals related to financial management, revenue generation, stadium operations, legal, information technology, business analytics and administration.

“Throughout our time in Northeast Ohio, Dave has been a dependable representative of the Browns who always genuinely considers the long-term well-being of our football team, the people within our organization and the City of Cleveland,” the Haslams said in a news release.

“Dave has continually earned more responsibilities due to his performance and leadership, and we are confident he will excel in this new role as he will direct our business operations in a manner that prioritizes support of our football team, fan base and community.”

This is the first time the Haslams have publicly stated someone other than ownership is in charge of the franchise's business operations since former president Alec Scheiner left the organization in March 2016.

A native of East Rochester, N.Y., who graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Jenkins spent the past three seasons as the Browns' executive vice president and the past five as their chief financial officer. He joined the Browns in October 2004 as a financial and business analyst and will enter his 15th season with the team in the fall.

“I have been incredibly fortunate to spend the past 14 years with the Browns, and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to continue to serve the team and city that mean so much to my family,” Jenkins in the release. “Dee and Jimmy have established clear directives for everyone in our organization – to build the consistently winning team Cleveland deserves; to take exceptional care of our fans; and to be leaders in our community by making a meaningful impact throughout Northeast Ohio.

“As they have said best, our role is to be reliable stewards of the organization on behalf of our passionate fans, and we owe it to them to focus on and ultimately achieve those goals.”