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Anne Doepner

Sr. Director, DEI
Minnesota Vikings

Anne Doepner is in her 18th season with the Minnesota Vikings and her fourth full year as the team’s Senior Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. In her role, Doepner leads the team’s DEI strategy and works to implement employee engagement, inclusion, and learning initiatives aimed at creating a sense of belonging in the workplace.

In her previous role as the Vikings’ Director of Football Administration, Doepner was responsible for matters of salary cap management and compliance with the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. She worked closely with the personnel department on contract proposals, negotiations and player budgets, and performed research and analysis to assist the club’s strategic efforts. She served as the primary contract negotiator for rookie contracts from 2017 to 2019. 

A staunch advocate for women’s career and professional development, Doepner is the founder and chairwoman of the Twin Cities chapter of Women In Sports and Events (WISE), which was established in 2017. A native of Saint Paul, MN, Doepner holds a BA degree in French from the College of Saint Benedict. She and her husband Aaron reside in Saint Paul with their children Alice (12) and James (10).

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