Betsy Mitchell, the Packers’ vice president of organizational/staff development for the past four years, will be retiring from the Green Bay Packers as of January 2012, Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy announced Monday.

“In Betsy’s 19 years, working first as a consultant to players and coaches and then as an employee of the Packers, she made many enduring contributions to both the Packers and the NFL,” Murphy said.

“During her last four years, Betsy led the development and deployment of the Packers’ strategic plan with initiatives in leadership development, performance management, portfolio management, metrics, and project management and human resources.”

Prior to her role on the senior staff, Mitchell pioneered working with players that served as a model for the NFL Player Assistance programs. She worked with the League in the development of rookie orientation programs, life skills programs and player development.

Away from work, Mitchell is heavily involved in the community. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church and is a board member for St. Mary’s-St. Vincent Hospital, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Inc., New North, Green Bay Botanical Gardens and Woodlawn Cemetery. She is the recipient of the 2011 Athena Award which is presented by the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce to women who have demonstrated excellence in their professions, have assisted in the advancement of women, and served their communities. She also was recognized in 2010 by Green Bay’s Bay Business Journal as one of its “People You Should Know” for her significant impact in her field, as well as her exemplary representation of the greater Green Bay community, and she also received the Women in Management Professional Achievement Award in 2007.

In her retirement, Mitchell will continue to serve the community.

“On behalf of the entire Packers organization, I would like to thank Betsy for her contributions and wish her the best in her upcoming retirement,” Murphy said.