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Carl Kuehne, former Packers executive committee member, dies at 82

NE Wisconsin native was originally elected to board of directors in 1998

Carl Kuehne
Carl Kuehne

Carl Kuehne, a former member of the Green Bay Packers' executive committee, died Jan. 30, 2024, in De Pere, Wis.

Kuehne, a native of Seymour, Wis., was 82.

Kuehne served on the executive committee from 2005 to 2012, when he was moved to emeritus status. He was originally elected to the Packers' board of directors in 1998.

"Carl brought key experience and perspective to the Packers during his time on the Board and Executive Committee," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "From his successful business background and community support to his appreciation of Packers history and its place in the community, we valued his input."

"We provide our condolences to Carl's family and friends."

Kuehne was owner and chief executive officer of American Foods Group when he was named to the executive committee. He had acquired the company in 1985, when it went by the name of Green Bay Dressed Beef, and built it into a Fortune 500 company. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Kuehne was previously a practicing attorney.

Kuehne also was one of the major contributors to the Packers Heritage Trail, when it was created in 2012.

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