Latest On Packers’ President/CEO Search

The Packers landed on a successor to Mark Murphy yesterday, with Ed Policy set to take over as the team’s president and CEO following the 2024 campaign. While Policy seemed like the natural choice to take over the top role, the organization still underwent an exhaustive search to find their new franchise leader.

[RELATED: Ed Policy To Succeed Mark Murphy As Packers President]

As Albert Breer of notes, the team whittled down a list of 90 potential candidates to around 10 by the time Memorial Day came around. The search committee then held virtual interviews with the remaining candidates before inviting a smaller group to Green Bay for in-person interviews. As Breer notes, this “thorough process” wasn’t “required through the league’s mandated hiring practices.” However, considering that the Packers president/CEO effectively functions as the team’s owner, it was obviously in the search committee’s best interest to make the right decision.

One of the final candidates for the role was Commanders president Jason Wright, per Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports. Almost a decade after his playing career ended, the former NFL running back joined Washington’s franchise as president in 2020. The executive went on to help guide the franchise through their rebranding process while also leading the day-to-day operations. As Jones notes, Wright would have made history in Green Bay as the first black individual “to be in what’s essentially an owner’s chair.” Wright previously made history as the first black team president in NFL history.

Ultimately, the team landed on Policy as their new president/CEO. The former AFL president joined the Packers organization as vice president and general counsel in 2012. He took on the added responsibility of COO in 2018, and he’ll continue in that role until Murphy’s retirement at the end of the 2024 campaign.

The bylaws governing the Packers’ board of directors dictates that members must retire upon turning 70, which will be the case for Murphy on July 13, 2025. Until that time, the current president/CEO will work alongside his successor with the hopes of a seamless transition.

View Comments (2)