The Detroit Lions announced today that Martha Firestone Ford, who has led the Lions since 2014, has decided to step aside from her principal leadership role with the team.
Under the team’s established plan, Mrs. Ford’s daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, has succeeded her mother as the team’s principal owner and chairman. Mrs. Hamp has been active in team leadership and National Football League activities for several years in preparation for officially assuming team leadership.
“It has been a great honor for our family to be associated with the Lions and with the National Football League. I am gratified that this family tradition, which my husband and I began almost six decades ago, will continue under Sheila’s guiding hand. It is clear to me that Sheila will provide superb leadership and is fully committed to competitive excellence and community involvement.”
Martha Firestone Ford to step down as principal owner of Detroit Lions
Sheila Ford Hamp to succeed mother as team’s principal owner and chairman pic.twitter.com/HU0FehT0WO
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) June 23, 2020
Big news this morning: Martha Firestone Ford is stepping down as principal owner of the Detroit Lions. Her daughter Sheila Ford Hamp will take over.
— Tori Petry (@sportstori) June 23, 2020
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