The NFL has appointed the first woman to its Competition Committee, Ben Austro of Football Zebras reports. The league confirmed to Austro that Katie Blackburn, the executive vice president of the Bengals, was added to the influential committee in August.

The Competition Committee recommends rules changes to the league’s 32 owners and reviews competitive issues and officiating concerns.

The Bengals have had a seat on the Competition Committee for all but seven years since 1968, according to Austro, with Paul Brown, Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis having previously served on it.