By Steve Corkran
Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 3:13 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Long-time Raiders chief executive Amy Trask resigned today, she announced in an e-mail to reporters.
Trask said she informed Raiders owner Mark Davis today.
“Earlier today, I informed Mark Davis of my decision to leave the Raiders,” Trask said via e-mail. “Having honored a commitment that I made to effectuate a smooth transition and transfer of control, I no longer wish to remain with the organization.
“For over a quarter of a century, it was my honor and my privilege to work for the Raiders. I will forever appreciate the opportunity afforded me by Al Davis.”
Trask for a long time has been the highest-ranking female executive in professional sports, not just the NFL. Her departure continues a growing list of long-time employees that date to the Al Davis era that either were fired by general manager Reggie McKenzie, retired or opted to leave since McKenzie arrived early in 2012.
That lists includes the likes of senior executive John Herrera, scouts Jon Kingdon and Bruce Kebric, traveling secretary Scott Fink and Trask.
Trask did not respond to an e-mail seeking confirmation. Owner Mark Davis did not answer a call. The Raiders have not issued a statement about Trask’s resignation.