Erik A. Moses was named the first President of the XFL’s DC Defenders in March, 2019. Moses is responsible for all aspects of the team’s business operations and fan engagement, including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, marketing, content, communications and community engagement, and the game day experience at Audi Field. Additionally, Moses is putting an emphasis on establishing a culture within the DC Defenders that is consistent with the values of the city, while providing fans with affordable and accessible professional football. Over the last decade, Moses served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Sports, Entertainment & Special Events for Events DC, where he worked to attract major events to its facilities, including Nationals Park, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, the DC Armory, RFK Festival Grounds, the Entertainment & Sports Arena, Gateway DC Pavilion, and RISE Demonstration Center. Moses also led Events DC’s corporate partnerships initiative that connected the organization with brands such as PepsiCo, Lyft, Hilton, RCN, and the DC Lottery. Before the 2009 merger that created Events DC, Moses was CEO of the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission from June 2008 to September 2009. In addition to navigating the merger with the Washington Convention Center Authority, Moses oversaw the completion of construction at Nationals Park, the development of the Military Bowl, and the creation and launch of the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic, and was the catalyst behind the public-private partnership which developed the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Moses also served as the Director of the District of Columbia's Department of Small and Local Business Development and began his career in private practice with Dow Lohnes PLLC. He then joined America Online, Inc. where he served as legal counsel and as a director of business development. Moses is currently an adjunct professor in the Sports Industry Management Program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. He serves on the board of directors for the DC Jazz Festival, the Military Bowl Foundation, and the US Tennis Association – Mid-Atlantic Section. Moses received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from the Duke University School of Law. He is a member of the bar in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. He resides in Washington, DC with his wife and two sons.