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Ryan Poles was named the seventh general manager in franchise history on January 25, 2022.
Poles, 36, completed his 13th season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021, and his first as the club's Executive Director of Player Personnel. Prior to 2021, Poles served for three seasons as the club's Assistant Director of Player Personnel (2018-20), a season as the Director of College Scouting (2017), four seasons as the College Scouting Coordinator (2013-16) and three seasons as the College Scouting Administrator (2010-12). Poles originally joined the Chiefs in 2009 as the team's Player Personnel Assistant.