Exec Hausmann retires after 19 years

Updated: January 30, 2011, 3:07 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Jim Hausmann's behind-the-scenes, 19-year tenure with the New England Patriots, in which he served as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer, wasn't in the original playbook.

The idea was for him to relocate briefly from his hometown of St. Louis, learn the football business and then return home to work for an NFL expansion team. His connection was with James Orthwein, who in 1992 had purchased controlling interest of the Patriots from Victor Kiam.

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