Peter John-Baptiste is in his 25th season in the NFL and eighth with the Browns and the Haslam Sports Group (HSG). He joined the Browns as vice president of communications on July 18, 2014 and was promoted to senior vice president prior to the 2017 season.
In his role, John-Baptiste establishes the organization's overall communications strategy while overseeing all the Brown's business and football communications functions. He also works closely with all HSG properties in an advisory role on their communications efforts. HSG owns and operates the Browns and Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew SC and explores various sports and entertainment opportunities. John-Baptiste is a board member for the Cleveland Browns Foundation and leads the Browns Social Justice work.
Prior to the Browns, John-Baptiste spent 17 years with the New York Giants, where he served as the vice president of communications from 2011-14. He began his tenure with New York as an intern in the team's community and media relations department, rising within the organization to become director of public/media relations in 2001.
Acting as a liaison between the team and local and national media, John-Baptiste managed the Giants' day-to-day communications efforts and was responsible for the franchise's media logistics and execution. He was a member of a New York staff that accommodated media during three Super Bowl appearances (XXXV, XLII and XLVI), with two championships (XLII and XLVI).
In addition to working three Super Bowls with the Giants, John-Baptiste has also been invited to assist the league's public relations operations for 10 additional Super Bowls and one Pro Bowl.
While in New York, John-Baptiste also helped the Giants public relations department claim the 2001 Pete Rozelle Award, given by the Pro Football Writers Association of America (PFWA) to the NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media.
John-Baptiste, who was selected to attend Stanford University's Executive Education Program for NFL Managers in 2007, received his Bachelor of Science degree in sports management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In 2015, his alma mater recognized him with the Harold J. VanderZwaag Distinguished Alumnus award.
A native of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, John-Baptiste and his wife, Mashawn, have two sons, Miles and Mason.