As Detroit Lions Team President and CEO, Rod Wood oversees all football and business operations of the Lions organization and reports directly to Principal Owner and Chairman Sheila Ford Hamp. He was originally appointed team president on Nov. 19, 2015.
Upon his hiring, Wood immediately began evaluating all business functions within the Lions and Ford Field. Concurrent with his organizational evaluation, Wood assisted the Ford Family with the search and ultimate hiring of Bob Quinn as the franchise's new general manager in 2016. On Feb. 5, 2018, the Lions hired Matt Patricia as the 27th head coach in franchise history following his 14 seasons with the New England Patriots.