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Lester Bagley

Executive Vice President - Public Affairs


Lester Bagley brings more than three decades of public affairs and communications experience to his role as Vikings Executive Vice President of Public Affairs. Currently in his 17th season with the Vikings, Bagley oversees the team's communications, public affairs and community relations programs.

Bagley serves on the Minnesota Vikings executive management team and works closely with team owners Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf. Bagley plays a key role in Vikings management as the club prepares to welcome fans back to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2021 following the unprecedented 2020 season that kept fans away during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bagley also works with Vikings ownership as they continue to build a sports, entertainment and real estate business, outside of the Vikings. He has worked with the Wilf family on several projects including the development of the Viking Lakes campus and the acquisition of the Orlando City Soccer Club, the Major League Soccer organization which the Wilf family purchased in July 2021. 

Bagley is part of the Vikings leadership team that planned and designed Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, the state-of-the-art Vikings team headquarters, which opened in 2018. The Vikings team headquarters and practice facility occupy approximately 40 acres of the 200-acre Viking Lakes campus in Eagan, MN. The vision for this broader development includes a medical office building, a sports performance center, new residences and other mixed uses to create a live-work-play destination. In October 2020, the Omni Vikings Lakes Hotel, a four-star hotel and conference center opened on Viking Lakes campus. Bagley works with the hotel ownership group on creating events and collaborations with key stakeholders.