Les Snead

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation


Les Snead joined the Foundation Board of Directors in 2009.

Les Snead is the general manager of the Los Angeles Rams. Snead’s tenure has been marked by strategic, aggressive moves that has created a strong core nucleus of talent and improved depth throughout the roster.

In his role as general manager, Snead partners with the head coach to direct all personnel decisions for the club. In addition, Snead coordinates all aspects of the club’s football operations with the head coach. He also joins forces with team leadership to direct the team’s business ventures.

Prior to joining the Rams, Snead spent 13 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He served as the club’s director of player personnel from 2009-11 and held posts as a pro scout and as the Falcons’ director of pro personnel.

Snead joined the Falcons after three seasons (1995-97) in the pro scouting department of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was hired by the Jaguars prior to the franchise’s first season and helped put together a team that garnered an AFC Championship game berth in just its second year of existence. Jacksonville won its first division title in Snead’s final year with the team.

Snead played tight end for Auburn from 1992-93 and was part of the Tigers’ perfect 11-0 team in 1993. He also earned Southeast Region Academic All-American honors during his college career.

Snead also sits on the advisory board of GAMEBREAKER, which is a soft-shelled headgear powered by D3O Impact Technology to help alleviate some of the nicks and abrasions that come with playing any contact or non-contact sport.

Snead is married to Kara Henderson Snead. Together, the couple has three children.


M.Ed., Auburn University
B.S., Auburn University