Kelly Kozole

Senior Vice President of Business Development


Kelly Kozole, now in her 20th year with the Lions organization, has been senior vice president of business development since 2016. She oversees events, marketing, corporate partnerships, ticketing, retail merchandising, new media, business analytics and the football education divisions of the Lions organization. Kozole also manages the relationship with the team's official food and beverage partner, Levy Restaurants, and is an officer for Detroit Lions Charities.

Under Kozole's tenure the Detroit Lions business operations have grown exponentially, with a focus on improving the comprehensive Lions fan experience including a rebrand, enhanced gameday and training camp features, the addition of the Detroit Lions Cheerleaders and a $100 million investment in Ford Field.