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Ed Policy named CEO-in-waiting of Packers

By Thomson Reuters Jun 24, 2024 | 10:33 AM

Ed Policy was named the next president of the Green Bay Packers on Monday.

The team’s board of directors unanimously selected Policy for the job from a large pool of candidates. He also will hold the titles of chairman of the board and CEO and will assume the roles in July 2025 upon the retirement of Mark Murphy.

Policy currently serves as Green Bay’s general counsel and chief operating officer.

“Ed has been a tremendous asset to the organization during his 12 years here and has been greatly instrumental in our success,” Murphy said in a news release. “He is highly respected — both in the building and within the NFL. I’ve enjoyed working with him and am confident he will be an excellent steward for the organization.”

The Packers are the only community-owned team in the NFL, and Policy, 53, will become the public face of the franchise.

“This is the absolute best job in sports. We are the stewards of the most iconic and unique organization in all of professional sports,” he said. “I am excited to continue to work with so many talented teammates who have ensured the Packers’ consistent success on and off the field. We are the people’s team, and I love being a part of it.”

Policy’s experience includes nine years with the Arena Football League, which culminated in him serving as commissioner, president and CEO (2008-09).

His father, Carmen Policy, was the president and CEO of the San Francisco 49ers during their Super Bowl-winning seasons in the 1980s and ‘90s and later of the Cleveland Browns.

–Field Level Media