JOSEPH AGBASI – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Joseph Agbasi is Executive Director of the Pro Football Retired Players Association (PFRPA). He oversees all aspects of the organization with the focus of bettering the lives of retired NFL players.
With more than 18 years of program management experience, Mr. Agbasi has a clear track record of positioning organizations for sustainable growth by developing strategic goals, building committed teams and driving results that lead to long-term success.
As Executive Director at PFRPA, Mr. Agbasi is committed to the mission of solidifying and preserving the legacy of retired NFL players. He aims to extend meaningful benefits and programs for PFRPA members. Mr. Agbasi has been with PFRPA since its inception in 2016 and has since spearheaded the successful launches of both the PFRPA Dental Plan in 2017 and the PFRPA Vision Plan in 2019.
Before joining PFRPA, Mr. Agbasi was Director of Football Operations at Georgetown University. In this role, he oversaw all non-coaching football duties for the Hoyas. Mr. Agbasi supported the overall management of the football program and served as the pro liaison with National Football League scouts.
While working for the District of Columbia Public Schools, Mr. Agbasi created a grassroots, special education awareness program, which elevated the District's national early identification ranking from 51st to the top 10. Tasked with establishing a program that could be effectively implemented for long-term sustainability, he instituted a referral program and conceptualized the framework to easily track outreach data, monitor compliance metrics and evaluate program effectiveness.
At the start of his career, Mr. Agbasi worked in public relations, first at William Mills Agency and then Edelman Public Relations, respectively. He managed media and analyst relations programs for financial services and technology clients, including Fortune 500 companies, such as General Electric, Microsoft and SunTrust. He also secured more than 110 placements, valued at $1.6 million in global media outlets, such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press and The New York Times.
Agbasi holds a B.F.A. in speech communication from Valdosta State University, where he focused on public relations. He also holds an M.P.S. in sports industry management from Georgetown University, where he focused on business, management and operations.