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Packers Name Two New Public Relations Staff Members

Posted Jul 31, 2010

The Green Bay Packers named Ricky Zeller assistant director of public relations and Jonathan Butnick public relations coordinator, Jason Wied, Packers vice president of administration/general counsel, announced today.

Zeller, a New Orleans native, spent 12 seasons with the New Orleans Saints’ public relations department, most recently as the team’s director of communications (2002-09) after roles as the director of new media (2001-02) and media relations assistant (1992-94). Zeller’s other professional experience includes a position as managing editor at Curtis Publishing (1996-2000) where he oversaw Saints Digest, an official publication of the team, and as assistant sports editor at the Hammond (La.) Daily Star (1994-96). He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1991.

Butnick, a native of Dallas, interned the past two seasons in the Packers’ public relations department. Prior to beginning his internship with the Packers, he worked as a student assistant in the Texas Tech athletic media relations office (2006-08) and also interned a summer in the public relations department for the Washington Redskins (2006). He graduated from Texas Tech in 2008.

Wied also announced that Aaron Popkey, a member of the public relations staff since 1993, has been named assistant director of public relations/corporate communications.

 
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