Daniel Marc Snyder (born November 23, 1964) is an American businessman and owner of the Washington Commanders, an American football team belonging to the National Football League (NFL). 

He bought the team, then known as the Washington Redskins, from Jack Kent Cooke's estate in 1999. Snyder's ownership of the team has been controversial, with frequent accusations of a toxic workplace culture as well as the poor performance of the team on the field.

Snyder courted real estate entrepreneur Mortimer Zuckerman, whose US News & World Report was also interested in the college market and who agreed to finance his push to publish Campus USA, a magazine for college students.

In 1989, Snyder and his sister Michele founded a wallboard advertising (the sale of advertisements placed on boards inside buildings) company with seed money from his father, who took a second mortgage on his property in England, and his sister, who maxed out her credit cards at $35,000

Just before coach Ron Rivera on Wednesday tried to defend the new and improved culture of the Washington Commanders, there was an unfortunately timed and slightly awkward — given the controversies surrounding the organization — social media post from a team employee.

Jackie Gorman, Washington’s senior director of global events, posted a picture of herself and three other team executives sitting on a yacht in France. The social media post came on the same day that lawmakers on Capitol Hill questioned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the league’s handling of the team’s sexual harassment scandal. 

 On the same day that lawmakers vowed to subpoena owner Dan Snyder for skipping the hearing to attend an awards ceremony in Cannes.

On Wednesday, on his own social media account, Rivera urged fans to note the improvements the team has made to the organization-wide workplace. Instead, the coach’s post featured a handful of replies that linked to the picture in France. One fan wrote, “you sure about that coach?”

The episode underscored the difficulties Rivera and Co. have encountered while working for Snyder. No matter how much the group does to “change the culture,” there always seems to be something to contradict the claims of progress. 

Congressional committee depositions are conducted privately, with lawyers for both parties of the committee present, as well as the person being deposed and their lawyer. The interview is transcribed in full; it may be videotaped, as well. It’s up to the committee to decide whether to make the transcript and/or videotape public.