The Green Bay Packers hired Wes Burnard to take over for longtime team video director Chris Kirby. The announcement was made Monday by Executive Vice President/Director of Football Operations Russ Ball.
Kirby, who stepped down from his position on July 31, 2023, worked in the team's video department for 31 years and was instrumental in the advancement of new technology and creative services. He joined the Packers as an intern in 1992 before being hired full time as a video assistant in January 1993. Kirby served in that capacity until he was promoted to assistant video director in 2001. For the past 10 seasons, he worked as the team's video director.
"We want to extend our best wishes to Chris, who has been a valuable member of the video department, helping the team with changes from film, to video, to digital recording of practices and games," said Ball. "We appreciate all of his hard work, dedication, creativity and passion over the years. He truly will be missed. We also would like to acknowledge his wife, Beth, and his sons, Mason, Landon, and Brennan, for their support of Chris and the Packers."
Burnard comes to the Packers after working for the Buffalo Bills since 2007. He worked for the Bills from 2007-09 as a video systems analyst before being promoted to assistant video director in 2010. Prior to his time with Buffalo, Burnard was a video assistant for the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe in 2006. He graduated from Utah State University, where he worked as a video assistant for the football team from 2002-04 and then was the team's video director from 2005-06.
"We welcome Wes to the Packers organization and look forward to working with him," said Ball. "He brings years of experience both at the collegiate level and in the NFL that will greatly help our video department and team."