Martha Firestone Ford has announced she’ll be stepping down as the principal owner of the Detroit Lions!
The Detroit Lions posted on Twitter to announce the move.
“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.”
The Detroit Lions announced today that Martha Firestone Ford, who has led the Lions since 2014, has decided to step aside from her principal leadesrhip 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 actives for several years in preparation for officially assuming team leadership.
This is a shocking move, I didn’t think that this would be happening.
This was the statement from Martha Ford:
Here is what Sheila Ford Hamp, the new owner had to say: