The Las Vegas Raiders have appointed the NFL first Black woman as team president.

Sandra Douglass Morgan is the first Black woman to hold that role for an NFL franchise after being hired by the Las Vegas Raiders.

When she worked for the Municipal of North Las Vegas, he was the state's first Black city attorney.

Additionally, she serves as an independent director for Fidelity National Financial, Inc., Caesars Entertainment, and Allegiant Airlines.

Less than a year after Jon Gruden was dismissed as the team's head coach, Morgan was hired.

Morgan is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Eldorado High School.

The Las Vegas link was not a must, but it was on the plus side of the ledger, according to team owner Mark Davis.

The team said on Thursday that she was the first person of colour to be named chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Sandra Douglass Morgan, a resident of Las Vegas, is not new to firsts.

While Morgan acknowledged that she had achieved many firsts in her career, she insisted that she never wants to be the last person to break down barriers.