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Dick Cass

President Emeritus


Following 18 years as the Ravens' team president, DICK CASS retired on April 1, 2022. Throughout his impressive career, Cass made an indelible impression while overseeing all business areas for the Ravens, including finances, budgeting, non-football personnel, corporate sales, operations, communications and business ventures.

When Steve Bisciotti became the team's majority owner in 2004, his first hire was Cass as president. For the nearly two decades after, Cass provided a wealth of business knowledge, legal and negotiating expertise, philanthropic principles, and a calm and consistent leadership style.

Under his direction, Cass helped create the organizational culture for which the Ravens are known today. Most recently, he led the organization through challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and worked at the forefront of the team's social justice reform efforts, engaging local and federal legislators to enact policy change. With roots deeply entrenched throughout the Baltimore community, Cass has overseen countless initiatives with the goal of creating better opportunities and circumstances for those most in need. An impactful presence on the board of the Ravens Foundation, Inc., Cass has also served on boards for the Greater Baltimore Committee, Kennedy Krieger Institute and Baltimore Community Foundation.

Understanding the value of creating a world-class gameday experience for Ravens fans, Cass spearheaded multiple M&T Bank Stadium improvement/enhancement projects, reaching investment levels over $200 million. Through these efforts, the Ravens have consistently ranked among the NFL's best in gameday experience, as recognized by the annual Voice of the Fan survey. Cass also led the construction and subsequent expansion, at a total cost of more than $90 million, of the Ravens' Under Armour Performance Center, which continues as one of the NFL's best training facilities.

Since his 2004 Baltimore arrival, Cass has helped guide Ravens teams that have won five AFC North titles, clinched 10 postseason berths, appeared in three AFC Championship games and won one Super Bowl (XLVII in 2012). During his tenure, Baltimore has produced the NFL's fifth-best overall winning percentage (.586), including the league's third-best mark at home (.713).

Prior to joining the Ravens, Cass spent 31 years (1972-2003) as a partner at D.C.-based law firm Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering. He served as chairman of the firm's Business Transactions Section and was a member of its Management Committee. Some of his significant contributions to WC&P included: counsel to the Independent Commission of the US Olympics Committee (2003); counsel to the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets during the team's relocation to New Orleans (2002); counsel to Steve Bisciotti in the purchase of the Ravens from the Modell family (2000 and 2004); counsel to the estate of Jack Kent Cooke in the sale of the Washington Commanders to Daniel Snyder (1999); counsel to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in the acquisition of the team and Texas Stadium (1980s); and advisor to the NFL in connection with the Collective Bargaining Agreement that brought free agency and a salary cap to the NFL (1992-93).

Born in Washington D.C., Cass graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton in 1968 before graduating from Yale Law School in 1971. He and his wife, Heather, have two children: a daughter, Courtney (Ryland Sumner), and son, Willy (Madelaine), and three grandchildren.