The Green Bay Packers announced changes and additions to their player personnel department. The announcement was made Friday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.
Jon-Eric Sullivan is entering his 15th season with the club and has been promoted to co-director of player personnel. He spent the past two years as the director of college scouting after working as a college scout for 12 years. Sullivan previously served as the team's National Football Scouting representative to the annual NFL Scouting Combine and authored evaluations of all prospective seniors in the Southwest region. He joined the team’s football operations department on July 12, 2004, after serving as a scouting intern during the Packers’ 2003 training camp.
John Wojciechowski (woh-jih-cow-skee), who is entering his 23rd season in the NFL and his seventh with the Packers, has been promoted to co-director of player personnel. Last season, he was the director of pro personnel after previously serving as a college scout for the Packers from 2012-16. Prior to joining Green Bay, Wojciechowski was a college scout for the Dallas Cowboys (2003-11) and Jacksonville Jaguars (1998-2002) following two seasons as a player personnel assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-97).
Matt Malaspina (mal-eh-SPEEN-ah) enters his 21st NFL season and his second with the Packers. After being hired as a college scout in 2017, he has been promoted to director of college scouting. Malaspina joined Green Bay after spending 12 seasons (2005-16) with the San Francisco 49ers. He was an area scout for the Seattle Seahawks from 2000-04 and for the Carolina Panthers in 1999. Malaspina also spent time with National Football Scouting in 1998.
Sam Seale heads into his 23rd season scouting college players for the Packers. The former nine-year NFL veteran has been promoted to national scout after primarily focusing on the West region. Seale was recognized as the NFC Scout of the Year at the Fritz Pollard Alliance Meeting, which took place during the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.
Chad Brinker, who is entering his ninth season with the Packers’ pro personnel department, has been promoted to assistant director of pro scouting/salary cap analyst. He first joined Green Bay as a scouting assistant in 2010 and was promoted to pro scout in 2012. Brinker spent a brief time as a running back with the New York Jets in 2013 and played for the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe in 2004.
Pat Moore joins the Packers as a college scout after spending five seasons as a scout for the Cleveland Browns. Prior to his stint in Cleveland, he was on the coaching staff at Fordham University for five seasons, serving as assistant head coach/offensive line (2010-11), defensive coordinator (2009) and linebackers/special teams coach (2007-08). Moore also held collegiate coaching positions at Louisiana Tech (2005-06), Auburn (2002-04), Western Carolina (2000-01) and at his alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan (1997).
Luke Benuska (ben-EW-ska), who joined the Packers as a scouting intern in 2016, has been promoted to college scout after serving as a pro scout last season. Prior to joining Green Bay, he worked in the football recruiting office at his alma mater, Texas Christian University, in 2016.
Brandian (Brandon) Ross, who joined the Packers’ personnel department as a scouting assistant last season, has been promoted to college scout. The former defensive back originally signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and spent time on the Packers’ practice squad during the 2011-12 seasons. From 2012-15, Ross played in 45 games with 24 starts for the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins.
GREEN BAY PACKERS PLAYER PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
Brian Gutekunst - General Manager
Ted Thompson - Senior Advisor to Football Operations
Jon-Eric Sullivan - Co-Director of Player Personnel
John Wojciechowski - Co-Director of Player Personnel
Matt Malaspina - Director of College Scouting
Sam Seale - National Scout
Chad Brinker - Assistant Director of Pro Scouting/Salary Cap Analyst
Richmond Williams - Pro Scout
Luke Benuska - College Scout (West)
Joe Hueber - College Scout (Midwest)
Pat Moore - College Scout (Southeast)
Mike Owen - College Scout (Northeast)
Charlie Peprah - College Scout (NFS)
Charles Walls - College Scout (Southwest)
Brandian Ross - College Scout (Midlands)
Danny Mock - College Scouting Coordinator
Autumn Thomas-Beenenga - Pro Personnel Coordinator