Burke Nihill, President and CEO of Tennessee Titans

Burke Nihill is in his fifth season with the Titans and his first as the team’s President and CEO. Prior to becoming President and CEO in May of 2020, he was elevated in February to Senior Vice President/Business Operations & Chief Legal Officer. He originally joined the organization as General Counsel in 2016 and was elevated to Vice President and General Counsel in 2019.

In his previous roles with the team, Burke oversaw the club’s legal and human resources functions and worked on club initiatives related to state and local government, company culture, and general business planning and strategy for both the Titans and Nissan Stadium. During his time with the Titans, he has participated in the negotiation of club contracts with team sponsors, media rights partners, stadium vendors, and major concert and event promoters. Burke was instrumental in Nashville’s effort to secure and execute the 2019 NFL Draft. He also was tasked with overseeing the renovation and expansion of Saint Thomas Sports Park.

Before joining the Titans, Burke gained 15 years of professional experience in several industries. He held legal and management roles at VMware, an international software company based in Silicon Valley. Prior to VMware, he served as Associate General Counsel at OfficeMax Incorporated and as a private attorney at a Chicago law firm.

Burke received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University and his law degree with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

He resides in Franklin, Tenn., with his wife, Holly, and their three children, Emma, Jack, and Chase.


Feb 23 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Virtual Meeting


The Economic Club of Nashville
(615) 603-5089

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