Tanya Snyder joins her husband Dan Snyder as co-CEO of the Washington Football Team.
The franchise was announced on Tuesday. This makes her one of the few female CEOs in the league’s history. She is also the co-owner of the franchise with Dan Snyder. The Snyder family bought the franchise in 1999.
“Tanya is one of the most important people in this organization. And that has become more true in the past 18 months. Because her involvement has deepened,” Dan Snyder said in a statement announcing the news. “Publicly, many know Tanya for her incredible and impressive work in breast cancer awareness and her leadership in our charitable foundation. but behind the scenes She had a profound impact on the direction of the Washington Football team. She played a big part in our decisions. to develop the brand and improve the fan experience our modern This includes the entertainment team.”
She joins Amy Trask (Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders) and Kim Pegula (Buffalo Bills) among the top female executives in NFL history.
Amy Adams Strunk took over ownership of Tennessee Titans in March 2015 and serves as co-chair of the franchise’s board of directors.
Tanya Snyder has been the leader of the Washington Football Charitable Foundation since 2000 and founded the “Women of Washington” fan club in 2011. Tanya Snyder, a breast cancer survivor, helped guide the NFL’s “Think Pink” campaign in 1999.
“This team is our family’s legacy,” she said in a statement. “We are at an important point in the history of this team. As we work towards becoming the gold standard of NFL franchises, our co-CEO position reflects our approach to that endeavor. It’s a natural progression. But it’s important to officially admit it. The variety of opinions and perspectives that inform everything we do. in my new role I will be in a position to ensure that our philanthropic core values spread throughout the organization and bring us closer to achieving our goals.”
The Snyder family gained full control of the franchise in March when NFL owners unanimously approved the purchase of the remaining 40.5% of the Washington Football team from the franchise’s minority owners.
Washington is undergoing a facelift. By deciding to stop using the same name last summer Haven’t given a new name or logo yet. But there will be a permanent name for the 2022 season. It will continue as the Washington Football team this season.
Washington remains under an independent investigation by Attorney Beth Wilkinson over 15 years of sexual harassment allegations by former employees, the Washington Post detailed last summer. last The investigation continues.
in February The team reached an agreement with the former cheerleader. which appeared in a lewd video made without their knowledge during a swimsuit calendar photo shoot in 2008 and 2010. The franchise has also announced that it has temporarily halted its cheerleading program amid the rebranding, but the move is sourced. Multiple news sources told ESPN’s John Keim in February they were not linked to the investigation.
The organization has been committed to improving its culture in the past year. The move included the hiring of Jason Wright as the NFL’s first black president and Julie Donaldson as senior vice president of media. and the first woman to be part of an NFL team radio broadcast.
Reuters supported this report.