Mr. George W. Burch III appointed Vice President (VP) of Business Development
Memphis,Tenn-The Gridiron Pro-Developmental Football League is pleased to announce Mr. George W. Burch III has been appointed Vice President (VP) of Business Development & Strategic Planning. This newly developed position will report directly to the Chief Operations Officer, Tracey Hardney Scott.
Mr. Burch’s primary role will be to work with senior management towards fostering better business success for the league. George will assist in day-to-day football operations, and assist in building relationships with league owners, presidents, and executives.
George previously held the office of commissioner for the 2018-2019 GDFL season. Succeeding Commissioner Devin Richardson, of the Crescent City Kings. George has been a member of the GDFL family since its inception. He and his partner Chris Ward started the Georgia Crush Football Organization in 2008 as a community outreach program designed to develop young men in Central Georgia. To date, the program has helped over 22 young men join colleges or sign arena deals.
George is a graduate of Fort Valley State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 2001. In 2006, George earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Wesleyan College. George is employed by Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) where he currently holds the position of Liability Claims Supervisor. He has been employed there for the past 18 years.
“I am truly looking forward to serving the GDFL in this new role.” “I’m confident that by working together, we can ensure this great league reaches its full potential. Let’s get to work. stated George on his acceptance call. “I am looking forward to working with George on league initiatives we share a unified vision for the league's growth and expansion. George will bring a wealth of knowledge & leadership to this new appointment stated league Chief Operations Officer Tracey Hardney Scott”. George is the ideal candidate to assume this new role, his loyalty and commitment to the GDFL is unquestionable. He is definitely a welcomed addition to the executive team” stated league CEO Charles Thompson.
George was born to George W. Burch Jr. and Velma H. Burch, He and wife Rhonda have three beautiful children: George IV, Zamaria and Zaye.
In his spare time George enjoys spending time with family and friends, teaching financial literacy classes to children in foster care, coaching High School Football and playing golf. George is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.