The Green Bay Packers today announced details of the search for the organization's next leader, who will succeed Mark Murphy, president and CEO of the Packers since 2007. Murphy will officially retire in July 2025 when he turns 70, the mandatory retirement age for the position. As required by the regulations.
Susan Finko, vice chair of the Packers' executive committee and principal, is chair of the search committee of the Packers' board of directors. Dan Ahrens, Secretary of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Personnel and Compensation Committee, is Vice Chairman of the Search Committee.
“Mark’s contributions to the organization have been tremendous,” Finko said. “From modernizing the company's leadership structure to growing and diversifying revenues to increasing the Packers' meaningful impact in the community, Mark continues to position the Packers for success. We look forward to his visionary leadership in the next year and a half.”
In addition to Finco and Ariens, the search committee is comprised of a diverse range of skills and industries represented on the Board. The committee includes Mike Simmer (Treasurer, Executive Committee), DJ Long (Executive Committee, Personnel and Compensation Committee), Marcia Anderson (Executive Committee), Carl Schmidt (Executive Committee), Michael Barber (President of the Packers Foundation), Jeff Joyris (Committee investment). President), Eddie Garcia (former player, Board Member-at-Large), Robin Davis (Board Member-at-Large) and Mike Daniels (Board Member-At-Large).
The search committee works with Korn Ferry, a respected national search firm with which the organization has previously worked. The Korn Ferry team is led by Jed Hughes, who brings decades of high-level experience to the process and has worked with the Packers on other high-profile searches, including the search that identified Murphy as the recommended candidate to succeed Bob Harlan in 2007. .
“We have a long and positive history with the Green Bay Packers and are thrilled to work with the search committee to identify their next leader for this unique and distinguished franchise,” Hughes said. “We take pride in our more than 50 years of experience working with the NFL and its teams.” In addition to Hughes, the Korn Ferry team includes Tierney Remick, Divina Gamble and Garrick Yu.
“Our search committee takes this responsibility very seriously because our new leader will shape the future of the Packers,” Arens said. “We have been preparing over the past few months for this important process, which will be comprehensive and consistent with NFL rules and requirements, and we are pleased to be able to work with Jed Hughes and his team at Korn Ferry.”
The search committee's work is expected to take six to nine months. The final step of the process will be for the search committee to present its recommended candidate to the Board of Directors for a vote. The transition to the new President and CEO will include a period working alongside Murphy.
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