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The United States Football League (USFL) announced Monday that Jim Bailey has been named the league's President and CEO.

Bailey brings to the USFL a legal background and 24 years of administrative and operational experience, mostly with the National Football League's Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens franchise.

For 21 years, he served as the Executive Vice President of the franchise, overseeing all business, financial and legal operations. Bailey successfully negotiated for the relocation of the franchise to Baltimore and the construction of a new stadium there.

He has worked in a similar capacity for Manchester Resorts, a San Diego-based resort and hotel developer and owner, and has served as a consultant for multiple sports teams and organizations, including the San Diego Chargers, the San Diego International Sports Council, the University of Minnesota and the Nashville Sounds.

Bailey graduated from Florida State University and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan School of Law.

Bailey had previously served as Chairman of the USFL's Board of Advisors, and will remain in that role in addition to serving as the league's President and CEO.

Former league President and CEO Jaime Cuadra has resigned his position to attend to personal matters.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge of getting the USFL off the ground," Bailey said. "I believe that my experience in the NFL and with the many other projects on which I've worked have put me in a position to make this a football league deserving of fans' interest and support."

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