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Packers hire Policy, son of former 49ers president

Jul 24, 2012 -- 1:21pm

GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers have named Ed Policy, the son of former San Francisco 49ers president Carmen Policy, as the team’s vice president and general counsel, Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy announced Tuesday.

“We are excited to have Ed Policy become a member of the Green Bay Packers,” said Murphy, who announced Policy’s hiring during the team’s annual shareholders meeting. “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.”

Policy, 41, spent nine years (2001 through 2009) with the Arena Football League, including two years as the league’s commissioner, president and CEO. He also served as deputy commissioner and president, chief operating officer and executive vice president of strategic league development and legal affairs. During his tenure with the league, he oversaw all business and operations of the AFL, including strategic development, sales, finance, marketing, broadcasting, digital media, football operations, labor relations, events and human resources.

“I very much appreciate the opportunity to join the Green Bay Packers, a hallowed organization with a great history and tradition,” Policy said in a statement released by the 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.” 

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