Packers President/CEO Will Keynote DCEDC Annual Investors Meeting

DCEDC is pleased to announce the details for our annual investors meeting and luncheon on Wednesday, April 25, at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. The keynote speaker will be Mark Murphy, President and CEO of the Green Bay Packers. His remarks will discuss “Building and Sustaining a Winning Tradition.”

In addition to the keynote address by Murphy, the annual investors meeting will include the presentation of the Door County Industry of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The Industry of the Year Award recognizes a construction, service or manufacturing business that has made a substantial impact on the community and enjoyed significant accomplishments during the past year. The Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates those individuals who have taken the initiative to start and grow a successful small business in Door County. The luncheon meeting will also include the annual report to the community about the accomplishments of DCEDC during 2011.

Mark Murphy, possessor of extensive experience in professional football and sports administration, is in his fourth year as the Packers’ President and CEO. Under Murphy’s guidance, the organization reached the pinnacle of success on the field in 2010 with a victory in Super Bowl XLV. Off the field, the club continues to perform well in its business operations, which allows the organization to support football operations. The fan experience at Lambeau Field, a top priority for the organization, continues to be ranked among the best in sports.

Murphy, who holds a law degree and an M.B.A. in finance, brought a unique and highly qualified background to his role as head of one of the NFL’s flagship franchises, first drawing from a deep understanding and appreciation of the game that comes from an eight-year playing career with the Washington Redskins. Later, he served a combined 16 years as director of athletics at Colgate University and Northwestern University, and was an assistant executive director of the NFL Players Association and a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.

In addition to his playing career and work with the NFL Players Association, Murphy maintained his ties to the NFL through his work on the Commissioner’s Player Advisory Committee (1994-2002) as well as the NFL Youth Football Committee (2002-present). Additionally, his NFL experience now includes Super Bowl wins as a player (XVII, 1982) and as a CEO (XLV, 2010), believed to be the first such occurrence in NFL history.

The DCEDC annual investors meeting will start promptly at 12pm. Tickets for the April 25 luncheon are $30 per person or $280 for a table of ten. Tickets are available from the DCEDC office. For more information, please contact DCEDC at (920) 743-3113 x200 or by email at

The 2012 DCEDC Annual Meeting has been generously sponsored by: Associated Bank, Baylake Bank, the Door County Manufacturer’s Association, Door Peninsula Winery & Distillery, ERA/Starr Realty, the Green Bay Packers, Main Street Market, Peninsula Building Systems, Stone Harbor Resort, Sturgeon Bay Utilities, Soik Communications, Sturgeon Bay Florist, Therma-Tron-X and Wisconsin Public Service.

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