Not a few disgruntled washington Football Team fans have been begging for owner Daniel Snyder to sell the team. But not only is Snyder showing no signs of intent to do that, but he also appears to be doubling down on his grip on the franchise, with his wife, Tanya, now a co-CEO, making her one of the few females to hold that title in NFL history.
Washington announced this major development through a press release Tuesday morning:
“The Washington Football Team today announced that Tanya Snyder has been named co-CEO. Mrs. Snyder has been the steward of the team’s philanthropic activities since the Snyders first took ownership of the team in 1999.”
With her new role, Tanya Snyder is also expected to lead the franchise in its search for a new team name after shedding the “Redskins” brand in 2020.
“Her appointment as co-CEO formalizes and expands her leadership of the organization at a historic juncture as it looks forward to unveiling a new name and brand for the next era of Washington football.”
Mrs. Snyder isn’t new to partaking in team-related activities. In fact, she’s handled the Washington Football Charitable Foundation in over two decades, dating back to 2000. She is also active in promoting breast cancer awareness, as she’s a survivor of it herself.
Here’s to hoping that Tanya Snyder will continue her good work now that she’s ascended to a more important position in the Washington Football Team organization.