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NFC South's most powerful woman

1/5/2012

I would like to urge all Saints fans to read this excellent profile on Rita Benson LeBlanc by Elizabeth Merrill.

LeBlanc is the granddaughter of Saints owner Tom Benson. She’s the heir apparent to take over the franchise. But she already is very involved in the day-to-day operations of the club.

There’s no question LeBlanc is the most powerful woman in the NFC South. She might even be the most powerful woman in the NFL.

The Saints had a lot of lean years in their early existence. But they’ve emerged as a model franchise since Hurricane Katrina. Their role in the New Orleans community is bigger than it ever has been and LeBlanc has played a big role in all of that.