The Washington Football Team named Tanya Snyder as co-CEO on Tuesday — a significant shakeup to the franchise’s structure amid an ongoing investigation into sexual harassment allegations into the team’s workplace.
She will share duties of CEO with her husband and team owner Dan Snyder, the embattled billionaire who has owned the Burgundy and Gold since 1999.
This is the latest shakeup for the football franchise — which has spent the last year overhauling the team’s business side as the team dealt with turmoil.
Beyond the sexual harassment allegations — in which more than 40 women said they were harassed while working for the team — Washington abandoned its moniker of “Redskins” and announced it was changing its name.
Since then, Washington hired Jason Wright as team president and a slew of other executives.
The team said in a statement that Tanya Snyder’s new role will “expand her leadership of the organization.” Dan Snyder said his wife has become “one of the most important figures” for the team.
“Tanya has always been my closest confidant and most important adviser, but her role has outgrown such informal titles,” Dan Snyder said. “The perspective she brings to this organization is invaluable, and I am incredibly proud to recognize it with a fitting title: CEO.”
Dan Snyder said Tanya has been “instrumental” over the last 18 months in helping the team change its branding.
“This team is our family’s legacy,” Tanya Snyder said in a statement. “We are at a pivotal point in the history of this team as we work to become the gold standard of NFL franchises. The co-CEO titles reflect our approach to that effort. It is a natural progression, but it’s important to formally recognize the diversity of opinion and perspective that informs everything we do. In my new role, I’ll be positioned to ensure the core values that are central to our philanthropy permeate the entire organization and bring us closer to realizing our goals.”