Janice McNair has been the right-hand to her husband in much of his career when he founded Cogen Technologies, which Bob McNair sold in 1999 to Enron and CalPERS. Including, being the co-founder of the NFL team the Houston Texans. Her husband Bob was the principal owner of the Texans from its founding in 1999 to his death in 2018.Let me plead 5th amendment and say my info is based on "all my resources". Also, I did say she allowed Cal and O'Brien to trade Hopkins as football decision. My trade scenarios for DHop well before he was sent to Arizona was for at least two first rounders. The sorry azz deal (I used worse language when I found out details) I still don't get. My thought is she wanted him gone as a role model and therein lies the talk between him and O'Brien. Janice McNair may be the right owner for us if she allows "football guys" to run team but the team is still a symbol for her and Bob's legacy. Again this is supported by Bill repeatedly mentioning "Janice McNair is just sick about (Michael Floyd) and very tearful." This lengthy statement by O'Brien was way ahead of the curve of all NFL teams.
Following Bob McNair's death in 2018, Janice became the Senior Chair and principal owner of the Houston Texans. Her son Cal McNair is the current team CEO, and handles most day-to-day operations. However, Janice represents the Texans at NFL owners meetings and other league functions.
McNair is one of ten female NFL team owners. The others are Virginia Halas McCaskey (Chicago Bears), Kim Pegula (Buffalo Bills), Carol Davis (Las Vegas Raiders), Dee Haslam (Cleveland Browns), Amy Adams Strunk (Tennessee Titans), Gayle Benson (New Orleans Saints), Martha Firestone Ford (Detroit Lions), Denise DeBartolo York (San Francisco 49ers) and Jody Allen (Seattle Seahawks).
McNair's reported net worth is believed to be at $4 billion USD. She is also currently the richest female sports owner in the United States.
They've updated Mrs McNairs Wiki page, and actually I'm not even sure she had one until recently.
But I learned a couple things looking at it as it would seem that Bob McNairs widow does indeed have a more active role in managing the Houston Texans organization
than many of us probably realized as it says here that she personally represents the team at league functions, and son Cal is the "day-to-day" manager which him makes
more the COO type rather than CEO which now seems to be Mrs McNairs role.