President Trump Intends to Nominate Woody Johnson to Ambassador Position
June 23, 2017 12:02 AM
The New York Jets confirmed today that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Woody Johnson, teamowner, Chairman andCEOof the New York Jets to serve as Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

If Woody Johnson is nominated and confirmed by the Senate, Christopher Johnson,his brother andan owner will becomeChairman and CEO. In that role, Christopher will directlyoverseeallday-to-day team operations.

"TheNew York Jets havebeen an integral part ofourfamily since 2000, but this is a unique opportunity forWoody. His patriotism and commitment to our country have always beena passion of his," said Christopher Johnson. "Over the years, we have learned that ownership of the New York Jets is a special responsibility. Personally, if Woody is nominated and confirmed, I would be honored to oversee the organization, continuing to build a team on and off the field that our fans are proud of and deserve."

"On behalf of the entire organization, we would beextremely proudto see Woody nominated and confirmed as U.S. Ambassador. We could not be moreexcited for him andhis family," said New York Jets President Neil Glat.

WoodyJohnson and his family purchased the NFL's New York Jets on January 18, 2000.Woody,a fourth-generation member of the founding family of Johnson & Johnson, has built upon his family's proud legacy of achievement as a successful businessman, civic leader and compassionate philanthropist.

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