NFL adds Joe Lockhart, Cynthia Hogan as vice presidents

NEW YORK -- Joe Lockhart, a former press secretary for President Bill Clinton, will join the NFL as the league's executive vice president of communications. Cynthia Hogan has been promoted to executive vice president of public policy and government affairs.

The league announced both moves on Tuesday.

Lockhart joins the NFL from a Washington, D.C.-based communications and government affairs firm he co-founded. He was Clinton's press secretary from 1998 to 2000 and an advisor and press secretary to several presidential campaigns over two decades.

Hogan was hired by the NFL in 2014, following four years as deputy assistant counsel in the Obama administration.

Both will report to NFL chief operating officer Tod Leiweke.