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Tanya Snyder Named Co-CEO of the Washington Football Team

The Washington Football Team announced that Tanya Snyder, Daniel Snyder's wife, will become a Co-CEO of the Washington Football Team.
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On Tuesday, the Washington Football Team announced that Tanya Snyder, Daniel Snyder’s wife, would take over as a Co-CEO of the Washington Football Team. While she was already an active member of the community, as evident by her Breast Cancer Awareness efforts. This move is a historic one as Tanya Snyder became the third female CEO in the NFL behind Amy Trask, who was the first to ever take upon the role in 1997, of the then Oakland Raiders and Kim Pegula of the Buffalo Bills. There are many major decisions on the horizon for the Washington Football Team, including a name change and the fallout from the Beth Wilkinson report.

Tanya Snyder Becomes the Third Female CEO in the NFL

In the Daniel Snyder era, there has been a well-documented history of a “bad culture” within the organization. Some of these instances include the bombshell 2020 Washington Post report of harassment from members of the organization, including Larry Michael, and the cheerleader scandal in 2008. These tumultuous organizational moments culminated in an independent investigation by D.C. Lawyer Beth Wilkinson. While rumors have swirled regarding the contents of the report, the report has yet to be released publicly. Another lawsuit surrounding the organization is the defamation lawsuit from Daniel Snyder against the Indian media company “MEAWW.”

To begin this culture transformation with head coach Ron Rivera, the Washington Football team has taken progressive moves across their organization and this move to appoint Tanya Snyder as the Co-CEO may be another step in that direction. The team hired Jason Wright to be the Team President, who became the league’s first African American Team President. In other moves, Jennifer King was hired to be the first African-American female coach and Natalia Dorantes became the first Latina chief of staff in the NFL.

While the move to announce Snyder as the Co-CEO may be solely a public relations move, it fits a pattern of progressive hires within the organization over the last year.

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