ASHBURN, VA — Jean Medina has been named chief communications officer for the Washington Commanders, a newly-created role that follows the team's renaming earlier this year.

Medina joins the franchise after senior in-house roles with United Airlines, Airlines for America, Exelon and, most recently, MissionSquare Retirement. She oversees internal and external communications, football communications, and public affairs, reporting to Commanders president Jason Wright. 

"Jean has built her career being a strategic communications counselor who develops leaders and drives business growth," Wright said. "Her passion and fierce advocacy will build on the transformative change that is occurring throughout the organization. We are fortunate to have her take on this critical role communicating across a diverse set of stakeholders so crucial to our success."

Medina's arrival comes after the Washington NFL team was renamed as the Commanders in February, 18 months after scrapping its controversial, previous name — the Redskins.

Added Medina: "The Commanders are deeply committed to their fans and the broader DMV community, and I am eager to share the story of our positive impact while furthering our transformation."

Julie Andreef Jensen previously served as SVP of external affairs and communications for the team for a one-year period, before leaving in October 2021.