The Packers announced several promotions in player personnel and football operations on Friday, the most noteworthy of which was the elevation of Jon-Eric Sullivan to the post of vice president of player personnel.
Sullivan is entering his 19th season with the club. He spent 2016-17 as the director of college scouting after working as a college scout for 12 years. Sullivan previously served as the team’s National Football Scouting representative to the annual NFL Scouting Combine and authored evaluations of all prospective seniors in the Southwest region. He joined the team’s football operations department on July 12, 2004, after serving as a scouting intern during the Packers’ 2003 training camp.
The other promotions announced by the team on Friday were:
Bryan Engel has been promoted to director of sports medicine/head athletic trainer after working as the head athletic trainer for the past seven seasons. He originally joined Green Bay in 1997 as a seasonal assistant and served as an assistant athletic trainer for the Packers from 1999-2014. Engel was honored with the 2013 Tim Davey NFC Assistant Athletic Trainer Award. Prior to joining Green Bay, Engel was a seasonal assistant with the New England Patriots in 1996-97 after serving as a training camp intern in 1995.
Chris Gaines has worked as a scouting assistant since 2019 and has been promoted to college scout. He originally joined the Packers in 2016 as a football technology assistant. Prior to coming to Green Bay, Gaines was a web application developer for Golevel from 2013-16.
Sean Linton has been promoted to college scout after working as a scouting assistant over the last couple years. He originally joined the Packers in 2019 as a training camp scouting intern and returned to Green Bay as a full-season scouting intern in 2020 before being promoted to scouting assistant mid-season. He played both wide receiver and cornerback at San Jose State.
Nate Weir has been promoted to associate athletic trainer/director of rehab & return to play after working as the coordinator of rehabilitation since 2017. For the previous 14 years, he was an assistant athletic trainer for the Packers. Weir originally joined Green Bay as a summer athletic training intern in 2004 and was a season athletic training intern for the Packers from 2005-07. Since 2020, he has been a consultant for the NFL’s Musculoskeletal Committee – Foot and Ankle Task Force.
Dawson Friedland has been promoted to senior football data analyst. He joined the Packers in 2020 as a data analyst after working for the Miami Marlins as a senior analyst (2019-20), data architect (2018-19) and data engineer (2018). Prior to his work in Major League Baseball, Friedland worked for IBM Global Business Services from 2015-18 as a public sector consultant.
Eric Prosise, who joined the Packers in 2019 as a football technology application developer, has been promoted to manager of football application development. Prior to Green Bay, he worked as an application developer II, enterprise software engineer for ESPN from 2014-20. In 2013-14, Prosise was a business intelligence developer for the General Motors Company and prior to his time in Detroit, was a software engineering co-op for Diebold Inc. in 2010-11.