Amy Trask

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Amy Trask
Amy Trask Jan 2019.jpg
Trask in 2019
Born (1961-04-21) April 21, 1961 (age 61)
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley (BA)
University of Southern California (JD)
Occupation(s)Sports Executive, Lawyer, Host on CBS Sports Network, Author
Known forFormer CEO of the Oakland Raiders
SpouseRobert C. Trask[1][2]

Amy Trask[3][4][5] (Born April 21, 1961) is an American sports executive, author, and lawyer from California. She is the former CEO of the Oakland Raiders.[6] Trask has also been referred to as the "Princess of Darkness" by Raiders fans.[3]


Trask grew up in the Brentwood district of Los Angeles and graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1982 with a B.A. degree in political science. She became a fan of the Oakland Raiders while attending Berkeley and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.[3] After graduating from Berkeley, Trask received a J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. She began law school in 1982, the same year the Oakland Raiders moved to Los Angeles.

Career with the Raiders[edit]

In 1983, Trask interned at the Los Angeles Raiders legal department.[7] Trask was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1985.[8] Trask began her legal career at a law firm in Los Angeles and rejoined the Raiders in 1987.[7] Trask was appointed Chief Executive of the Raiders in 1997. She resigned from the Raiders on May 11, 2013.[9] After her resignation, Trask was referred to as the “glue” that held the organization together.[10]


Since 2013, Trask has served as an analyst for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, appearing regularly on That Other Pregame Show and periodically on The NFL Today.[11] Trask is one of the original group of panelists appearing on the first-ever all-women's sports talk show, We Need To Talk on CBS Sports Network. Trask has also written a book titled You Negotiate Like a Girl on her experience as an executive in the NFL.[12]

As of 2022, Trask also serves as Chairman of the Board of Big3, a 3-on-3 professional basketball league.[13] Trask served as CEO of Big3 during its inaugural season that began in June 2017.[14]

Trask received a 2017 WISE Woman of the Year Award awarded by Women in Sports and Events (WISE),[15] a 2018 Campanile Excellence in Achievement Award awarded by the UC Berkeley Foundation and the Cal Alumni Association (University of California at Berkeley),[16] and a 2020 Top Women in Media Award awarded by Cynopsis Media.[17] In 2019, as part of the National Football League's commemoration of its 100-year anniversary, Trask was named as one of the top 100 Greatest Game Changers in NFL history.[18]


  1. ^ Raiders' Amy Trask driven like Davis
  2. ^ "Robert Charles Trask # 118377 - Attorney Licensee Search".
  3. ^ a b c Gloster, Rob (December 8, 2010). "NFL's Most Powerful Woman Seeks Stadium Cure for Oakland Raiders Blackouts". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Hubbell, Martindale (June 2004). Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory: California (Volume 2, A-R, 2004). Martindale-Hubbell. ISBN 9781561606009.
  5. ^ United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (California, 1986-2008)
  6. ^ "Catching Up With Raiders Chief Executive Amy Trask". Sports Business Daily.
  7. ^ a b Smith, Michelle (January 4, 2001). "Football's Fabulous Female Executive". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  8. ^ "Amy Jeanne Trask - #121589". State Bar of California. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  9. ^ Hanzus, Dan. "Amy Trask Resigns as CEO of Oakland Raiders". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "Kawakami: Amy Trask was Raiders glue". The Mercury News. 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2022-05-17.
  11. ^ "Amy Trask". Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  12. ^ Mullen, Liz. "Trask Reveals Book Title". Sports Business Journal. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  13. ^ "Jeff Kwatinetz Exits The Firm To Focus On Big3". 26 October 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "BIG3 Names Respected Sports Industry Executive Amy Trask CEO". April 11, 2017. Archived from the original on August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  15. ^ (WISE), Women in Sports and Events. "WISE Announces 2017 WISE Women of the Year Award Recipients". Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  16. ^ "Achievement Awards | Berkeley Awards". Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  17. ^ "Cynopsis Top Women in Media Awards - Nominate before May 5th".
  18. ^ "'NFL 100 Greatest' Game Changers: Amy Trask".