Vice President of Public Relations, Baltimore Ravens
Chad Steele’s NFL Public Relations experience spans 18 years, including 15 with the Baltimore Ravens.
Following two training camp internships with the Carolina Panthers (1996 and ’97), he joined the Ravens as a season-long intern for the 1998 season, the year M&T Bank Stadium (then Ravens Stadium) was opened.
He was next with the San Francisco 49ers for three years through the 2001 season. His last role was Media Relations Coordinator.
Chad returned to the Ravens prior to the 2002 season as the Media Relations Manager and was promoted to Director of Public/Media Relations in 2006 and currently serves as the Vice President of Public Relations.
Steele and the Ravens Public Relations staff are three-time recipients (2010, 2012 and 2016) of the Pete Rozelle Award. The annual award is presented by the Pro Football Writers of America, to the staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media.
In 2002 and 2003 he was selected as the Conference Public Relations Director for the Pro Bowl in Honolulu, HI, becoming the first person in NFL history chosen as PR Director for two consecutive years.
Steele was has also been assigned by the NFL league office to work Super Bowls XLVIII, 50 and LI, assisting in credentialing international media for the week leading up to the game and was assigned to coordinate post-game interviews for the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks (XLVII), Denver Broncos (50) and New England Patriots (LI).
In 2005, Chad was selected to attend the annual NFL/Stanford Executive Education Graduate School of Business, a program for up-and-coming NFL executives focused on Team Management, Leadership, Salary Cap Management, Diversity, Branding and Media Strategy.
Additionally, he was selected by the NFL league office as a representative to lead discussions on media professionalism with the 2007 NFL draft class at the Rookie Symposium.
Locally, Chad and his wife, Wendy, were board members with Paul’s Place, an organization providing programs, and services, for individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth in Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Winthrop University, where he led the Winthrop Eagles basketball team as co-captain.
Chad and Wendy have a daughter, Dylan (7), and a son, Colt (3).