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Packers to present Burgess, Daniels, Rourke and Voss for election to board

Chernick, McCarren and Torkelson to take on emeritus status at Annual Meeting, set for Monday, July 25

Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field

The Green Bay Packers will present four candidates for shareholder vote at July's Annual Meeting to join the Packers Board of Directors: Kate Burgess, Michael Daniels, Mark Rourke and Kurt Voss.

The candidate information will be included in proxy information being sent in June to more than 537,000 shareholders in advance of the Annual Meeting, set for Monday, July 25, at 11 a.m. in Lambeau Field. The four candidates were approved by vote of the organization's Board of Directors at its May 11 quarterly meeting.

Burgess is the CEO/Owner at Elevate97, a Green Bay-based branding and design business. Daniels is the President/CEO at Nicolet National Bank, which he co-founded in 2000. Rourke is the CEO and president of Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services. Voss is the owner and CEO of AmeriLux International, a distributor of materials used for building and construction. 

"We're looking forward to presenting these nominees for a vote of the shareholders," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "Each candidate brings a unique perspective and valuable experience that will be a big help to our Board. We're excited to welcome them to the organization."  

The shareholders meeting also will see three members take on emeritus status: Rick Chernick (originally elected in 1998), Larry McCarren (2015) and Eric Torkelson (2019). 

"We appreciate the contributions of each director during their time on the Board," Murphy said. "Rico has been a great asset during his 24-year tenure (and we've especially appreciated his unique sense of humor). Both Larry and Eric have provided valuable insight as former players and members of our community. Fortunately, Larry will continue his fine work as an employee of the organization."

Shareholders will be provided four Annual Meeting tickets for each Shareholder account, including accounts that have a joint or custodial registration. Shareholders receiving meeting materials electronically will be able to access print-at-home tickets upon voting their shares. New shareholders are reminded to look for their materials to arrive in the mail or electronically mid-June, whichever method they selected upon purchasing their shares, and are asked to vote their shares promptly.  

Information about the Annual Meeting, which will be updated as the date approaches, also can be found online at or  

The Packers also are asking shareholders who have not received any communications from the organization in the last 12 months to contact Shareholder Services to update their address, including street and email addresses. Shareholder Services can be reached via telephone at 855-8GO-PACK (855-846-7225) or email at Information is also online at

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