The Big Ten Club Person of the Year Award is one of the Club's premiere events of the year. Hosted at the exclusive Wrigley Mansion, the Club honors a Big Ten person and member who has made a significant impact in their profession or society.

Please join us as we honor the former Northwestern Athletic Director and current Green Bay Packers President and CEO



Tuesday, April 9, 2013
6pm -7 Cocktail Reception & Docent Tours
7-9:15 Program and Dinner
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Wrigley Mansion
391 Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105


Mark Hodge Murphy is the current President & Chief Executive Officer of the 
Green Bay Packers, an American Football
 franchise competing in the National Football League. Prior to that, he was the athletic director at Northwestern University. He also enjoyed a successful playing career in the NFL as a safety for the Washington Redskins for eight seasons from 1977 to 1984.  Mark is believed to be the first person to earn a Super Bowl ring as a player (XVII, 1982) and as a team chief executive (XLV, 2010).

  • Named Packers President/CEO on Dec. 3, 2007, by Packers Board of Directors; formally assumed position on Jan. 28, 2008.
  • Serves on the NFL’s Management Council Executive Committee, Competition Committee and Health and Safety Committee.
  • Served a combined 16 years as director of athletics at Northwestern University (2003-07) and Colgate University (1992-2003) prior to joining Packers.
  • Enjoyed an eight-year NFL playing career with the Washington Redskins (1977-84); served as co-captain from 1980-84, including the Super Bowl championship team of 1982. Earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors in 1983.
  • Is believed to be the first person to earn a Super Bowl ring as a player (XVII, 1982) and as a team chief executive (XLV, 2010).
  • Served as the Redskins’ player representative to the NFL Players Association from 1980-84, including the position of vice president of players union (1983-84).
  • Holds law degree from Georgetown University (1988) and MBA in finance from American University (1983).
  • Served as assistant executive director of the NFL Players Association (1985-88) and as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice (1989-92).
  • Served on the NFL Commissioner’s Player Advisory Committee (1994-2002) and currently serves on the NFL Youth Football Committee (2002-present).
  • While a player with the Redskins, participated in the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football and Green Bay Packers history, a 48-47 defeat to the Packers on Oct. 17, 1983, at Lambeau Field.



The Club is also honoring MEMBER OF THE YEAR 
James A. Jacobs.  James was a Big Ten Club Past President, 2010.  James is the Assistant Director, Planned Giving at Claremont McKenna College.    

James graduated from Northwestern University majoring in English, with a minor in Physical Education.  James received Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin   

James has been on the Big Ten Club Board since 2003 and has been the Club's long time Community Service Chair.  Jim is an avid bicyclist (both road and mountain) and a big Green Bay Packers fan.  He is married to Jackie and is often chasing around his dog Jenny.