Thompson Announces Title Changes


John Schneider and Reggie McKenzie

Green Bay Packers Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson announced several title changes in the player personnel department Tuesday.

Reggie McKenzie has been named director – football operations. Entering his 14th season in Green Bay's player personnel department, McKenzie served as director of pro personnel for the past 10 seasons. McKenzie has overseen the club's scouting efforts of all professional football leagues, including the National Football League, as well as providing evaluations of potential free agents. He also contributed in the scouting of college players for the annual NFL Draft. He spent seven seasons (1985-90, 1992) as a linebacker in the NFL.

McKenzie will share the title of director – football operations with John Schneider, a 15-year NFL personnel veteran who most recently served as the Packers' personnel analyst to general manager for the past six seasons. In addition to his seasons in Green Bay (1993-96, 2002-07), Schneider worked in Kansas City (1997-99), Seattle (2000) and Washington (2001). Schneider has served as strategic counsel to Thompson, evaluating the team's needs in free agency and in the draft, exploring possible trade scenarios and incorporating a long-term plan in examining the Packers' roster.

Eliot Wolf now will serve as assistant director of pro personnel. Wolf has worked as pro personnel assistant for the past four seasons (2004-07), scouting teams in the NFL and other professional football leagues. Wolf also is involved with in-season advance scouting of upcoming Packers opponents.

Tim Terry also will serve as assistant director of pro personnel. Terry has worked the past three seasons as pro personnel assistant. Like Wolf, Terry scouts professional prospects in the NFL and assists in the advance scouting of upcoming opponents. In addition to his personnel duties, Terry served as director of player development during the 2007 season.

Also joining the personnel department as a college scout is Richmond Williams. He will serve as the team's representative to National Football Scouting and author evaluations of all prospective seniors in the southwest region. Williams served as an intern in the Packers' player personnel department last summer. A 2006 graduate of the University of Iowa, Williams spent three seasons (2003-05) as a defensive back for the Hawkeyes before injuries ended his playing career. He assisted with various duties in the football office during his final year at the school.

Jon-Eric Sullivan, previously the club's representative to National Football Scouting, will become an area scout (mid-South). Sullivan begins his fifth season in Green Bay's personnel department.

"These title changes are more of an acknowledgment of the various duties these individuals already perform in our personnel department," Thompson said. "Reggie and John, along with our director of college scouting John Dorsey, will continue to be leaders in player personnel with the Packers. Eliot and Tim have done a great job for us and will take on some additional duties with their new titles.

"Jon-Eric was outstanding in his role with National Football Scouting, and we are pleased that he will be moving into an area scouting position with the Packers. We're also excited to add Richmond to our department. All of our personnel people bring great strengths to our group."

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