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Steve Gutman

Steve Gutman (Executive.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Jan. 24, 1935.)  After being named Jets president June 14, 1988, succeeding the late Jim Kensil, Steve Gutman became one of the most respected chief executives in the N.F.L.  Upon the death of owner Leon Hess (May 7, 1999), Gutman was named in the owner’s Will to assist […]

Jay Cross

Jay Cross (Executive.  Born, Toronto, Ont., Feb. 15, 1953.) A three-time Olympic sailor (1976, 1980, 1984) for his native Canada, Jay Cross joined the Jets July 25, 2000, to spearhead the project for building the team its own stadium, and he became Jets president March 1, 2001, following the retirement of Steve Gutman.  He came to […]

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