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Raiders CEO Amy Trask announces resignation

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Amy Trask has resigned from the Raiders (USA Today Sports Images)

Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask, the first female CEO in NFL history, announced her resignation on Saturday after spending the last 25 seasons with the organization.

Trask joined the Los Angeles Raiders' legal department in 1987 and was promoted to CEO in 1997 by legendary owner Al Davis, who passed away in 2011. The Raiders are now owned by his son, Mark Davis.

In a statement emailed to various members of the media, Trask expressed how she had agreed to remain on during the team's transitional period after Davis' passing, but felt now was the time for her to move on.

“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," Trask said in an email posted on ProFootballTalk.com.

“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 had been viewed as a potential replacement for Al Davis, but that would not be the case. According to Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter, Mark Davis had informed Trask that she would have a "subordinate role" under his ownership. Trask has been a fixture as the Raiders' representative at league meetings during her tenure with the organization and she would certainly be a valuable asset to another organization should she decide to continue a career in the league.

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