Former Packers Executive Committee Treasurer dies
John Underwood, a former Packers Executive Committee Treasurer and longtime member of the Board of Directors, died earlier this week.
He was 81 years-old.
“John was a great supporter of the Packers and an integral member of the Packers family for many years,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “I don’t think anyone knew the finances of the Packers and the NFL better than John. He was instrumental in the redevelopment of Lambeau Field in 2003, and is a main reason that the Packers are in such sound financial shape now.
Underwood was first elected to the Packers Board of Directors in 1986. Subsequently elected to the Executive Committee as Treasurer in 1990, he served in that role until becoming Director Emeritus in 2005.
Former Packers President/CEO Bob Harlan credited Underwood for his foresight into the NFL’s financial landscape.