The Chicago Bears announced that Kansas City Chiefs Director of College Scouting Phil Emery has been named their general manager.
Emery replaces Jerry Angelo, who was fired after the 2011 season, and will officially be introduced on Monday.
After coaching at the college level from 1981-98, Emery joined the Bears scouting department. After seven years as an area scout, Emery spent five seasons as the Director of College Scouting for the Atlanta Falcons and has been with the Chiefs for the last three seasons.
New England Patriots Director of Pro Personnel Jason Licht, New York Giants Director of College Scouting Marc Ross, San Diego Chargers Director of Player Personnel Jimmy Raye and Bears Director of Player Personnel/interim general manager Tim Ruskell were also candidates. Emery and Licht were the finalists for the position and each had a second interview at Halas Hall late this week.