The Green Bay Packers 45-member Board of Directors has approved Mark H. Murphy (pictured) as the Green Bay Packers' President and CEO.
Murphy will become the Packers 10th Chief Executive Officer in a unanimous vote Monday afternoon at Lambeau Field. Packers Chairman of the Board bob Harlan will continue to lead the organization through the 2007 football campaign, including any postseason games. Prior to that, the transition formally will begin Jan. 1, 2008, with Murphy assuming the title of President and CEO-elect.
Murphy said his varied background, as a player, an athletic director, a lawyer and a former member of the NFL Players Association, will serve the Packers franchise well in the years to come.
At a news conference on Monday afternoon, Murphy said he would take the first 100 days of his administration to focus on meeting and talking with Packers employees, meeting with team Chairman Bob Harlan and the Board of Directors, and visiting with fans.
According to reports, Murphy has a multi-year contract and will make on average about $900,000 a year.
Murphy said he was fortunate to be able to inherit an organization that has been successful, both on and off the field. He said he would continue to rely on Bob Harlan for advice and counsel through the transition period
Murphy also said it was important for the Packers that the NFL continue revenue sharing among the 32 NFL clubs.
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