Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson released the following statement regarding the passing of Mark Hatley:
"The Kansas City Chiefs were shocked and saddened by the news of the passing of Mark Hatley. Mark was here for ten years and it was my good fortune to work with him for eight. The Green Bay Packers and the National Football League have lost a wonderful, talented, and devoted person. Mark always had an upbeat attitude about everything and, I've said this many times to other people in our profession, I believe Mark Hatley to be one of the most talented evaluators of player personnel that I've ever encountered. The successes of the teams he's been with bear that out. But more than a fine evaluator of football talent, Mark was a good person who had friends throughout the NFL and the college ranks. Everyone who came in contact with Mark liked him. He will be sorely missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Claudia, and his lovely family. This is truly a difficult loss for everybody who knew him."