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Thompson promotes several scouts

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Packers general manager Ted Thompson announced several promotions within the team's scouting department today, moving John Dorsey and Eliot Wolf to the top of the department. Dorsey, the Packers' long-time director of college scouting, takes over as director of football operations. That's the job Reggie McKenzie held until he became GM of the Oakland Raiders in January. Wolf, the son of former Packers GM Ron Wolf, has been promoted to director of pro personnel. Wolf had been the team's assistant director of player personnel. In other moves, Brian Gutekunst, who spent the last 11 years as an area scout in the Southeast Region, will move in house and replace Dorsey as the director of college scouting; Alonzo Highsmith, who spent the past 13 years as the Southwest scout, will move to senior personnel executive; Sam Seale will be the West regional scout; Richmond Williams, who served the team's National Football Scouting rep, will become an area scout; Chad Brinker, who was a scouting assistant, has been promoted to pro scout. In addition, they hired John Wojciechowski as an area scout, Glenn Cook as a pro scout and Michael Owen as a college scout. Wojciechowski was the Dallas Cowboys' Northeast scout the last nine seasons and also has worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers. Cook was a scouting assistant for the Indianapolis Colts last season. Owen had been coaching a high school team in Riverhead, N.Y. the last two years. In addition to losing McKenzie, the Packers also lost assistant director of college scouting Shaun Herock, who joined McKenzie in Oakland. Other members of the personnel department include Tim Terry (assistant director of pro personnel), Lee Gissendaner (Northeast scout), Jon-Eric Sullivan (Midlands scout), Danny Mock (college scouting coordinator) and Autumn Thomas-Beenenga (pro personnel coordinator). Here's the complete flow chart under under Thompson:

John Dorsey Director – Football Operations
Eliot Wolf Director of Pro Personnel
Brian Gutekunst Director of College Scouting
Alonzo Highsmith Senior Personnel Executive
Sam Seale West Regional Scout
Tim Terry Assistant Director of Pro Personnel
Lee Gissendaner Area Scout
Jon-Eric Sullivan Area Scout
John Wojciechowski Area Scout
Richmond Williams Area Scout
Chad Brinker Pro Scout
Glenn Cook Pro Scout
Michael Owen College Scout
Danny Mock College Scouting Coordinator
Autumn Thomas-Beenenga Pro Personnel Coordinator
 

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