Detroit Lions Owner and Chairman of the Board Martha Firestone Ford appointed Rod Wood as the Lions' team president November 19, 2015. Wood reports directly to Mrs. Ford and oversees the business operations of the organization.
Upon his hiring, Wood immediately began evaluating all business functions within the Lions and Ford Field. Concurrent with his organizational evaluation, Wood assisted Mrs. Ford and the Ford Family with the search and ultimate hiring of Bob Quinn as the franchise’s new general manager in 2016. On February 5, 2018, the Lions hired Matt Patricia as the 27th head coach in franchise history following his 14 seasons with the New England Patriots.