A huge amount of change has already happened in the Packers' football operations. Now, the business operations is seeing a major change as well.
Packers president Mark Murphy has promoted Ed Policy to a newly created role of chief operating officer and general counsel.
“I’m pleased to promote Ed to this new position,” Murphy said in a team statement. Policy played a major role in helping the development of the Packers' new 45-acre Titletown Village west of Lambeau Field.
“He’s been an outstanding leader for us and has shown tremendous growth in recent years. His work on Titletown has been excellent, and will be invaluable to the organization and community for years to come. I’m confident that Ed will excel in this new role and the structure will benefit the organization.”
“I’m very appreciative of the opportunity to serve the Packers in this role,” said Policy.
“With recent expansion and renovations at Lambeau Field and the planning and opening of Titletown, we have grown in so many ways that are enhancing the organization and community. I’m looking forward to continuing to help the Packers make a positive impact on our own operations as well complement the promising economic development in our area.”
The move comes a week after Murphy took more of a direct leadership role of the football operations, choosing to have new general manager Brian Gutekunst, coach Mike McCarthy and Executive Vice President and Director of Football Operations Russ Ball report directly to him instead of having McCarthy and Ball report to Gutekunst under previous corporate structure.
This is Policy's seventh year in Green Bay. He will have more oversight on the team's business operations. He also takes care of the team's legal and compliance issues at the league level.
Ed is the son of former 49ers president Carmen Policy.