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Green Bay Packers CEO to Speak at American University

Media Invited to Hear Mark Murphy's Playbook for Success in Professional and College Sports

WHO:   Mark Murphy, president and CEO, the NFL’s Green Bay Packers

WHAT:  Alan Meltzer CEO Leadership Speaker Series

WHEN:  4–6 p.m., Thursday, March 19

WHERE: Rooms 2-6, Mary Graydon Center, American University,
            4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

MEDIA:   This event is not open to the public. Members of the media interested in attending, contact Maggie Barrett, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5951 or

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Mark Murphy, a former player for the Washington Redskins and current president and CEO of the Green Bay Packers, will discuss his career path from professional athlete to chief executive officer of the only publicly owned professional sports franchise in the United States, from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 19,  in Room 2 of the Mary Graydon Center.  

This is the final event of the 2008–2009 Alan Meltzer CEO Leadership Speaker Series, sponsored by American University’s Kogod School of Business.  The event is not open to the public, but media are invited to attend.
Murphy, who earned his MBA at Kogod in 1983, joined the Green Bay Packers after spending four-and-a-half years as director of athletics at Northwestern University.  At the Big Ten Conference university, Murphy oversaw a 19-sport program with a $40-million budget and 160 full-time employees. Prior to his tenure at Northwestern, Murphy served as director of athletics at Colgate University. A former All-Pro safety for the Washington Redskins, Murphy enjoyed an eight-year career after originally signing with the team as a non-drafted free agent in 1977.

Sponsored by AU’s Kogod School of Business, the Alan Meltzer CEO Leadership Speaker Series brings top business leaders to campus to provide insight into practical and strategic business issues.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.