Amy Adams Strunk

Amy Adams Strunk is an American businesswoman best known for being the daughter of Bud Adams and inheriting a portion of his fortune. She is now controlling owner of the National Football League's Tennessee Titans. Strunk owns one-third of the franchise, with other members of the family owning the remaining two thirds. The team is currently owned under the banner of KSA Industries, which also owns many of Bud Adams' businesses. Before Strunk took over as controlling owner in 2015, that role belonged to her sister, Susie Adams Smith, whose husband Tommy Smith was team president and CEO.

Amy Adams Strunk
Amy Adams Strunk 1
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Texas
OccupationControlling Owner of the Tennessee Titans, co-chairman of Board of Directors
Spouse(s)Bill Hunt
Children3

Early career

Strunk attended the University of Texas, graduating with a degree in history. Born into extreme wealth, Strunk is also involved with her family's other businesses, which includes Bud Adams Ranches, Inc., and is also the president of Kenada Fox Hounds, a fox-hunting organization, and the Little River Oil and Gas Company.[1]

Owner of the Titans

Strunk initially inherited a third of the Titans upon her father's death, with another third going to her sister, Susie Adams Smith, and the last third to Susan Lewis, widow of their brother Kenneth S. Adams III (who died in 1987), whose shares are also split with their sons Kenneth S. Adams IV and Barclay Adams. Following two tumultuous years with Smith as controlling owner, the family decided to pass the mantle down to Strunk, with Smith selling her stake in the team in 2017.[2] Strunk was the representing owner for the Tennessee Titans during a 2015 league vote.[1][3] In 2016, Strunk was appointed to the NFL's Hall of Fame committee, and was also named to the Board of Trustees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[4]

She is one of a handful of female NFL owners, including Martha Firestone Ford (Detroit Lions), Virginia Halas McCaskey (Chicago Bears), Kim Pegula (Buffalo Bills), Carol Davis (Oakland Raiders), Denise DeBartolo York (San Francisco 49ers), Gayle Benson (New Orleans Saints), Janice McNair (Houston Texans), Jody Allen (Seattle Seahawks), and Dee Haslam (Cleveland Browns).

Thanks in large part to the Titans 2018 uniform reveal event in downtown Nashville that Strunk mainly organized, the NFL granted Nashville the honor of hosting the 2019 NFL Draft.[5]

Personal life

Strunk is an avid equestrian and fox-hunter.[6] She is married to Bill Hunt, a former commercial airline pilot. They have residences in Waller, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee.[4] She has three grown children from two previous marriages, Tracy Thompson, Tommy Thompson, and Blanche Strunk.

References

  1. ^ a b Kuharsky, Paul (March 26, 2015). "So who is Amy Adams Strunk?". ESPN. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Morris, Jimmy (August 8, 2017). "Susie Adams Smith selling her 1⁄3 of the Tennessee Titans". Music City Miracles. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Wyatt, Jim (March 25, 2015). "Goodell: Working to get Titans under 'proper ownership structure'". The Tennessean. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Amy Adams Strunk". Tennessee Titans. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Knoblauch, Austin (May 23, 2018). "Nashville, Tennessee Titans to host 2019 NFL Draft". NFL.com. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Lang, Anne (September 24, 2009). "Kenada Fox Hounds Honors The Sport With Tradition And A Hearty Dose Of Texas Flair". The Chronicle of the Horse. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
2018 Tennessee Titans season

The 2018 Tennessee Titans season was the franchise's 48th season in the National Football League and their 59th overall. It also marks the franchise's 22nd season in the state of Tennessee, their first under head coach Mike Vrabel, and the first with new uniforms and blue helmets, as they have worn white helmets since the club was based in Houston, Texas. This season marks the third straight in which the Titans have finished 9–7. The Titans failed to qualify for the postseason after losing a Week 17 win-and-in contest against their division rival Indianapolis Colts.

One highlight from this season includes the Titans beating the New England Patriots for the first time since 2002, a season after the Patriots won their first Super Bowl title, also the second of three times Bill Belichick's Patriots had missed the playoffs.

2019 Tennessee Titans season

The 2019 Tennessee Titans season will be the franchise's 50th season in the National Football League and the 60th overall. It will also mark the franchise's 23rd season in the state of Tennessee, 21st in Nashville, and the second full season under head coach Mike Vrabel.

Amy Adams (disambiguation)

Amy Adams (born 1974) is an American actress.

Amy Adams may also refer to:

Amy Adams (politician) (born 1971), New Zealand politician

A. Elizabeth Adams or Amy Elizabeth Adams (1892–1962), American zoologist

Amy Adams Strunk, American businesswoman, controlling owner of the Tennessee Titans

Amy Adams (born 1979), American singer who was a finalist on the third season of American Idol

Amy Adams, founder of Adams Childrenswear

Amy Adams or Amy Games, wife of Lord Chief Justice John Popham

History of the Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are the professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Previously known as the Houston Oilers, the then-Houston, Texas, team began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. The Oilers won two AFL championships before joining the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger. In 1999, the Titans played their most memorable season since joining the NFL, when they made it all the way to Super Bowl XXXIV, but they fell to the Kurt Warner-led St. Louis Rams.

List of NFL franchise owners

The following is a list of current National Football League franchise owners.

† Majority or plurality owner, rather than outright owner.

‡ Family ownership of club has been passed on/split by descendant(s) of previous owner.Benson, Bidwill, McCaskey, Brown, Ford, Irsay, Hunt, Mara, Davis, Rooney, Glazer, Smith, Spanos, York, and Adams-Strunk represent ownership that has been longer than year listed, as teams have been owned by their families longer than listed.

1 Owner held stake prior to this date.2 Child/heir of original owner of franchise.3 Child/heir of heir of original owner of franchise.4 Public corporation with a grandfathered exception to current NFL ownership rules. The team is governed by a Board of Directors, and Mark H. Murphy represents the team as President and CEO.5 Currently inactive.6 Currently held in trust/estate after death of previous owner.

Denver Broncos: Ellis represents the estate of Pat Bowlen until it can be determined which of Bowlen's five children will inherit the team.

Kansas City Chiefs: Clark Hunt, one of four co-owning siblings (the others being Lamar Hunt Jr., Daniel Hunt and Sharon Munson), represents the team in league affairs.

Seattle Seahawks: Allen represents the estate of her deceased brother Paul Allen, who had no immediate next of kin. The franchise will be sold in the long-term.

New York Jets: Christopher Johnson is acting owner due to Robert's appointment as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Tampa Bay Buccanners: Bryan Glazer represents the four co-owning siblings, including Edward Glazer, Joel Glazer and Darcie Kassewitz.

Tennessee Titans: Amy Strunk represents the five co-owning siblings -- two sisters (Smith), and the widow of their brother (Lewis), and his sons (the Adams brothers), all the children of founding owner Bud Adams.

List of female American football players

Women's gridiron football, more commonly known as women's American football, women's Canadian football, or simply women's football, is a form of gridiron football (American or Canadian) played by women. Most leagues play by the same rules as their male counterparts, with one exception: women's leagues use a slightly smaller football. Women primarily play on a semi-professional or amateur level in the United States. Very few high schools or colleges offer the sport solely for women and girls; however, on occasion, it is permissible for a female player to join an otherwise male team.

The evidence of women playing organized football was in 1926 and in 1971. It was then that an NFL team called the Frankford Yellow Jackets (the predecessors to the modern Philadelphia Eagles) employed a women's team for halftime entertainment. The following is a list of notable female American football players who have either played for predominantly men's American football teams at the youth, high school, college, or semi-professional levels, played in the Legends Football League, or played in traditional women's tackle football leagues such as the Women's Football Alliance, Independent Women's Football League, and Women's Spring Football League.

Notable women who presently play or have previously played American football are included on this list.

List of professional sports team owners

This is a list of individuals, groups of individuals, and companies who have owned and operated a professional sports organization. The list is organized first by sport, then by franchise or team, then by Owner. If an organization has gone through a significant change (e.g. the team has moved and/or changed names), that information is noted after the years of ownership.

Martha Firestone Ford

Martha Parke Firestone Ford (born September 16, 1925) is an American businesswoman. She is the principal owner and chairwoman of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). Ford is also on the board of the Henry Ford Health System.

Strunk

Strunk is a surname. Notable people with the name include:

Amy Adams Strunk, American businesswoman

Oliver Strunk (1901–1980), American musicologist

William Strunk Jr. (1869–1946), American professor and author

Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) South division. Previously known as the Houston Oilers, the team began play in 1960 in Houston, Texas, as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). The Oilers won the first two AFL Championships, and joined the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger in 1970.

The team relocated from Houston to Tennessee in 1997, and played at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis for one season. The team then moved to Nashville in 1998 and played in Vanderbilt Stadium. For those two years, they were known as the "Tennessee Oilers", but changed their name to "Tennessee Titans" for the 1999 season. The team currently plays at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, which opened in 1999 as Adelphia Coliseum. The Titans' training facility is at Saint Thomas Sports Park, a 31-acre (13 ha) site at the MetroCenter complex in Nashville.The team has appeared once in the Super Bowl (XXXIV), the same year they changed their name to "Titans", and in which they lost to the St. Louis Rams.

Virginia Halas McCaskey

Virginia Halas McCaskey (born January 5, 1923) is the principal owner of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. She is the eldest child of former Bears coach and owner George Halas, who left the team to his daughter upon his death in 1983, and Minnie Bushing Halas. After the death of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson in March 2014, she became the oldest owner in the NFL.Her formal title within the Bears organization is secretary of the board of directors. However, she is empowered to speak for the interests of her children and grandchildren, effectively giving her 80% ownership of the team.

Waller, Texas

Waller is a city in Texas, United States, partly in Waller County and partly in Harris County within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The population was 2,326 at the 2010 census. The Waller area is located along U.S. Highway 290 (Northwest Freeway) 41 miles (66 km) northwest of downtown Houston.

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