Ed Policy had a good role model. In 1983, his father, Carmen, became the vice president and general counsel of the San Francisco 49ers. And yesterday, the Green Bay Packers announced that Ed would be taking on that role for its organization.
Policy, who is 41, is replacing the team’s former GC, Jason Wied, who resigned in January citing an addiction to an herbal remedy he used to treat insomnia and sleep apnea. Wied had taken a two-month leave of absence before announcing his resignation.
“We are excited to have Ed Policy become a member of the Green Bay Packers,” Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy said in a statement. “The NFL is an increasingly complex business with many legal aspects, and Ed’s impressive skills and diverse experience will be very valuable to the Packers. He’s a great addition to our senior staff and will allow us to continue to build upon our success.”
Ed also expressed his appreciation for joining the respected sports club. “The NFL has been an exciting and prominent part of my life and I have always recognized that the Packers represent the very essence of why the NFL is America’s passion. I’m eager to work with the progressive leadership of the franchise and contribute to the exciting plans and successes that are in the future. My family and I are looking forward to joining the Green Bay community.”
If Ed continues to follow in his father’s footsteps, he has quite the future ahead of him. After his 1983 GC appointment, Carmen went on to become CEO of the 49ers and later served as CEO of the Cleveland Browns in 1999.
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