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Martin resigns from Packers executive committee

Sep. 27, 2013
 
Edward Martin, president of H.J. Martin and Son, in December 2011. He has resigned from the Green Bay Packers' executive committee and board of directors. File/Press-Gazette Media
Edward Martin, president of H.J. Martin and Son, in December 2011. He has resigned from the Green Bay Packers' executive committee and board of directors. File/Press-Gazette Media

Green Bay businessman Ed Martin has stepped down from the Green Bay Packers' executive committee and board of directors, team president Mark Murphy announced this afternoon.

Martin, who runs the flooring company H.J. Martin and Son, was elected to the Packers' board of directors in 2004 and began serving on the executive committee in 2006.

“Ed has helped steer our organization through rapid development and growth during his tenure on the board,” Murphy said in a prepared statement. “He devoted a lot of time to the Packers and we sincerely thank him for his efforts.”

Martin said he wanted to devote more time to his business and family.

“The Packers are an integral part of the community I grew up in, making it an honor and privilege to serve the organization for nearly a decade,” Martin said in a prepared statement released by the team.

“Since I joined the board, my company has expanded to a national presence, increasing the time I am away from Green Bay and the overall demands on my time. When I am in town, I want to be there for our employees, including my son, David, who oversees many of our daily operations now. My youngest child just started high school last month and I also would like to be there for her activities.

"I’ve always said that if I couldn’t give the Packers the commitment they deserved, it would be time to step away. Though now is that time, I’ll still be supporting the team.”

Murphy's statement gave no indication of how or when Martin would be replaced on the seven-member executive committee, whose members are drawn from the 45-member board of directors. Vacant director seats typically are filled through shareholder voting in advance of the team's annual meetings.

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