CHARLOTTE - The Carolina Panthers have promoted Brandon Beane to assistant general manager, the team announced Wednesday.
"Brandon is very deserving of this opportunity," general manager Dave Gettleman said. "He has worked tremendously hard in helping us build this roster, and his responsibilities have increased every year he's been here. He is smart, organized and has a knack for problem-solving. I look forward to continuing to work with him."
Beane, 38, has spent the past seven seasons as the Panthers' director of football operations, a role in which he assisted Gettleman in the evaluation of players at the professional and collegiate levels while holding administrative and scouting responsibilities in both areas. He has worked closely with the football operations staff on the negotiation of player contracts, developing budgets and CBA compliance.
Beane has also been responsible for directing portions of the NFL Draft, including executing trades that netted cornerback Bene Benwikere, wide receiver Devin Funchess and offensive tackle Daryl Williams in the past two years. Beane has played a role in putting together the team's draft board over the past four seasons and participated in the evaluation of collegiate prospects in preparation for the draft.
In 2012, Beane served as the Panthers' interim general manager during the final 10 games of the season, helping Carolina finish with a 6-4 record over that span.
A native of Stanly County, N.C., and graduate of UNC-Wilmington, Beane has been a part of the Panthers organization since 1998, joining the franchise in the communications department before advancing in the football operations and personnel ranks.