The Trump administration established the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council a year ago next week.
NFL alumnus Scott Turner later was appointed by President Trump to serve as the Council’s first Executive Director.
Turner played NFL defensive back for eight years (1995-2001, 2003) before returning to his native Texas to become a businessman and member of that state’s House of Representatives.
His current position as head of this new economic council may be his biggest challenge.
“The President set up this council in order to fulfill his promise not to leave anyone behind,” Turner explains. “The focus and spirit of this mission is to revitalize distressed American communities where investments haven’t been made in a very long time. For me personally, I am focused on helping people and communities in opportunity zones and working as hard as we can to make sure these communities have the opportunity to revitalize.”
Turner was drafted in 1995 and played three seasons with the Redskins before moving to San Diego where he was a member of the Chargers defense for four years. He finished his career in Denver in 2003.
“I’ve been blessed to play on a number of teams throughout my career,” says Turner, “but this is possibly the greatest team that I’ve been involved with because we have an opportunity to make a generational impact.”
We are less than two months away from the Iowa Democratic caucuses and then Election Year-2020 will be in full swing. If President Trump is to be successful in his reelection bid, he will have to show that he lived up to his promise to help those communities that are economically distressed. Our NFL Alumni membership is a diverse group, so we are political enough not to take sides. However, we are pleased that a member of our football family has such a prominent role in leading our country. We wish Scott Turner continued success!