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Krista Whitaker

EVP of Legal and Business Affairs & Chief Legal Officer


Krista Whitaker was named executive vice president of legal and business affairs & chief legal officer on April 9, 2024. She leads the legal and security departments and collaborates closely with President & CEO Kevin Warren, ownership and the senior leadership team, providing comprehensive legal counsel and support to the club. She leads and oversees all legal affairs and develops a strategic solution-based legal department. Her expertise guides the organization through complex legal matters while ensuring alignment with the club's business objectives. Whitaker manages the Bears' day-to-day global legal department across all transactional, corporate, litigation, commercial, security and regulatory matters.