Alec Scheiner stepping down as Cleveland Browns president

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Alec Scheiner (Fox 8 file photo)

BEREA, Ohio– Cleveland Browns President Alec Scheiner is stepping down from his position, the team announced on Friday.

Scheiner, who has been the franchise president since January 2013, will serve as a consultant through the end of 2016. The change will be effective on March 31.

“We greatly appreciate Alec’s commitment and work as President of the Cleveland Browns,” said Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, in a statement on Friday. “Alec is extremely capable and has helped us establish some very positive inroads with a significant focus on our fan experience, FirstEnergy Stadium and our business partners.”

The Haslams credited Scheiner with overseeing the renovations to FirstEnergy Stadium.

“I have had an incredible experience with the Browns,” Scheiner said. “Cleveland is amazing and the fans are uniquely passionate. I want to thank Dee and Jimmy Haslam for the opportunity to do what I truly love: rebuilding an organization with a group of people who have shown unparalleled hard work, commitment to their team and city. I look forward to helping the Browns over the next several months as I determine my next challenge.”

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