• Joined Packers organization as vice president of sales and marketing May 10, 2010.
  • Has a combined 16 years NFL experience with three teams, including Jacksonville (2003-10), Minnesota (1998-99) and Kansas City (1989-95).
  • Sales and marketing background includes significant experience and positions with IBM and Bell Atlantic (now Verizon).
  • Native of San Diego and a graduate of George Washington University.
Tim Connolly
Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Tim Connolly, possessor of significant experience in sales and marketing, including a combined 16 years with three NFL teams, is in his first year as the Packers' vice president of sales and marketing.

Connolly, who began his duties May 10, 2010, will spearhead the organization's overall marketing efforts and lead the Packers' revenue-generating operations that include marketing and sponsorships, retail operations, restaurants, concessions, and premium sales and guest services.

"We're very excited to welcome Tim to the Packers family," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy in announcing Connolly's hiring. "He brings a wealth of knowledge of the NFL with his vast experience and understanding of the league's marketing operations. He's greatly respected within the league and will be able to contribute immediately to the Packers' continued success."

Connolly comes to the Packers from the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he spent seven years (2003-10), serving the past six years as senior vice president for business development, a position that saw him direct the club's marketing operations, including ticket sales, customer service, and special events, in addition to developing and sustaining new branding and business opportunities. He initially joined the club as vice president of development in 2003 and was responsible for the Jaguars' Super Bowl XXXIX project, an effort to help fund the capital improvements to Jacksonville Municipal Stadium for the 2005 Super Bowl.

Prior to his work in Jacksonville, Connolly's other NFL experience includes two years with the Minnesota Vikings (1998-99, executive vice president and general manager) and seven years with the Kansas City Chiefs (1989-95, executive vice president and chief operating officer). With each team, Connolly's work greatly enhanced stadium revenues and delivered significant gains in the number of season-ticket holders.

Connolly began his business career with the IBM Corporation and frequently was recognized as a top sales performer and manager. In January 1986 he was named president and CEO of Bell Atlantic's Cellular Phone Company, and in 1987, Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) became the first major cellular company in the world to achieve profitability.

The George Washington University graduate has been very active in the community through work on several boards, including the Ronald McDonald House (Jacksonville and Washington, D.C.) and the Governors Small Business Advisory Board (New Jersey).

Connolly, a San Diego native, has three grown children. He and his wife, Nyunok, live in Green Bay.