The Green Bay Packers will present two candidates for shareholder vote to join the Packers Board of Directors, Dexter E. McNabb and Karl A. Schmidt.
The candidate information was included in proxy information sent this month to more than 360,000 shareholders in advance of the Annual Meeting, set for 11 a.m., July 24, at Lambeau Field. Schmidt and McNabb were approved by vote of the organization's Board of Directors at its quarterly meeting earlier this month.
McNabb, a former Packers fullback who played the 1992 and 1993 seasons with the club, is an associate principal of Green Bay West High School. Schmidt is the president and CEO of Belmark Inc., a De Pere, Wis., company that is a converter of pressure-sensitive labels, printed flexible packaging, and folding cartons.
"Dexter McNabb and Karl Schmidt will be valuable additions to our Board of Directors," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "It is great to add another former player to the Board, especially one who has enjoyed so much success after his playing career, and Karl's work in growing Belmark has been impressive."
The Annual Meeting will also see John Bergstrom and Charles Lieb take on emeritus status. Bergstrom has been a member of the Board since 1995 and member of the Executive Committee since 2005. Lieb has been a member of the Board since 2007 and chaired the Foundation Committee for four years.
"John's work for the organization over the years has been outstanding," said Murphy. "He's been instrumental in the growth of our Pro Shop as well as the development of Titletown. His passion for the Packers will be missed."
Proposed to succeed Bergstrom on the Executive Committee is Michael D. Simmer, CEO of BMO Harris Bank, Green Bay. Simmer has been a member of the Board since 2005 and chairs the Investment Committee, after heading up the Audit Committee for several years. The proposed change will be taken up at the Board's August meeting.
Shareholders planning on attending the Annual Meeting July 24 will be issued four 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. Shareholders who receive their meeting information via standard mail will receive printed tickets in that same mailing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also online at www.packersowner.com.