BREAKING: Lions hire Rod Wood as new team President

According to senior writer Tim Twentyman, the Detroit Lions have hired Rod Wood as their next team President. Wood has served as the President and CEO of Ford Estates for the past eight years.

Martha Ford made the announcement on Thursday. (Via DetroitLions.com)

“I am most pleased to announce Rod Wood as our new Team President,” Mrs. Ford said. “Rod’s familiarity with our organization in his role as President and CEO of Ford Estates and his accomplishments in the business world not only make him an ideal choice as Team President, but will also help ensure a smooth and positive transition for our organization.

“It was critical to me and my family to fill the President’s position as soon as possible, provided we identified the right person,” Mrs. Ford continued. “I am confident Rod is the right person.

“I also believe Rod’s appointment now gives us the ability to move more decisively with respect to our search for a general manager,” Mrs. Ford continued.

Wood released the following statement via DetroitLions.com:

“I am humbled and honored to accept this position. Mrs. Ford has made it clear that her goal, and the goal of the Ford Family, is to make the Detroit Lions a championship football team and organization. In my role as team President, I will do everything possible to provide our organization with all the means necessary to succeed on the football field and provide our fans and city with a championship organization both on and off the field.”

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