Day in the Life: Bears President & CEO Kevin Warren
Story by Gabby Hajduk, photos by MaryKate Drews
ChicagoBears.com chronicles President & CEO Kevin Warren's 18-hour workday on New Year's Eve, when the Bears hosted their final game of the 2023 season against the Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Field.
Kevin Warren wakes up without an alarm at 4:30 a.m. It's the morning of the Bears' final home game of the season — Warren's first as the team's President and CEO.
He starts each day the same way — with prayer followed by quiet time. For 30 minutes, he lays flat in complete silence. He listens to the quiet, letting the natural thoughts in and allowing him a moment to "steel my mind."
The routine is one Warren established as an 11-year-old boy following an accident when he was hit by a car while riding his bike, putting him in traction and a full body cast for months to repair a broken femur. He spent so much time in the hospital where there was constant noise — nurses and doctors conversing, machines beeping, visitors coming in and out. Those quiet moments of serenity grounded him at a time where everything else was uncertain.
From 5:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m., Warren goes into business mode, fitting in some administrative work and sifting through his gameday folder to plan for a long yet exhilarating day at Soldier Field.
At 6:45 a.m., Warren meets his car service down in the lobby of his apartment building and heads for the Bears' downtown Chicago office on Wacker Drive.