Green Bay Packers’ Vice President of Administration/General Counsel, Jason Wied, has announced his resignation from the organization today.
The Green Bay native initially joined the Packers in 2000 as staff counsel and was named vice president of administration/corporate counsel in 2007 before being promoted to vice president of administration/general counsel in 2008. His duties also included overseeing the team’s administrative operations, community outreach, public relations and security departments.
“This was a difficult decision but the right one for me,” said Wied. “I’ve had some health issues, including sleep apnea and insomnia, for the last couple of years and have tried many treatments, herbal remedies, and medications. Recently I developed a dependency on one of the herbal remedies that had been suggested and my long-term health became a real concern.
“With the support of my wife, family and the Packers, I entered a treatment center on Nov. 7. While there I realized that I needed to make some changes and some tough choices, and I feel that moving on from my employment with the Packers will allow me to make the changes I need in my life right now.
Wied was widely considered to be next in line for the team’s President/CEO position which is currently held by Mark Murphy.