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Schneider moved on to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997 as director of pro personnel. It was in Kansas City that Schneider first worked with Marty Schottenheimer, whom he would later join in Washington. With the Chiefs, Schneider oversaw the scouting of all players with pro playing experience, including NFL Europe and the CFL, as well as the NFL. He also conducted advance scouting of all Kansas City opponents and was responsible for free agent acquisition. In 2000, he subsequently signed on as director of player personnel for the Seahawks, joining Thompson and Mike Holmgren, with whom he had worked in Green Bay. Schneider joined Schottenheimer with the Redskins in 2001 as vice president of player personnel, overseeing all aspects of the player personnel department, including college scouting, the college draft, pro scouting, free agency and dayto day player personnel evaluations and operations. His duties included assembling and managing Washington’s scouting staff, a process which involved the hiring of 15 personnel staff members and implementation of a new scouting system. In his role, Schneider advised Schottenheimer on all personnel matters. In 2012, John and his wife Traci launched “Ben’s Fund” in partnership with Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington. Named after their oldest son, “Ben’s Fund” provides grants to families in order to help cover costs associated with medical bills, therapies and numerous other aspects of supporting a child, or children, on the autism spectrum. With the support of team and community, they have partnered to raise nearly $2 million for “Ben’s Fund” in five short years. He also serves on the board of directors for InitiativeOne, a transformative leadership organization. Schneider earned a degree in history, and also studied education at St. Thomas, playing football for one year before a shoulder injury cut short his career. Born May 25, 1971, Schneider attended De Pere’s Abbot Pennings High School and finished as one of the school’s all-time leading rushers. He and Traci have two sons, Ben, 14, and Jack, 12. 9


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