Detroit Lions has a new boss.
The lions have announced that Martha Firestone Ford has stepped down as the team’s main owner. Her daughter Sheila Ford HAMP will take over as the team’s main owner and chairman.
“It’s a great honor for our family to be associated with lions and the NFL,” farston Ford said in a statement. “I’m grateful that the family tradition that my husband and I started about 60 years ago can be continued under Sheila. In my opinion, it is clear that Sheila will provide outstanding leadership, and she is fully committed to the team’s excellent performance in the game and interaction with the community. “
Sheila Ford HAMP has been groomed to one day take over the role of team boss from her mother. She was appointed to the NFL Super Bowl and major events Advisory Board last year.
In 2014, 88 year old Martha Ford took over after the death of his former boss, William clay Ford Sr. The latter bought the lion in 1963. The transfer of ownership to Sheila Ford HAMP ensures that the Ford family will continue to take charge of the lions in the future.