Board of Directors


Cliff Christl spent 36 years as a sportswriter for several Wisconsin newspapers, including the Green Bay Press-Gazette and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He is a native of Green Bay, a 1965 graduate of Green Bay East High School and a 1970 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He also has authored or co-authored six books, including three about the Green Bay Packers. He covered the Packers for much of his newspaper career and was named sportswriter of the year in Wisconsin seven times.

Vice President/Secretary
Shirley Christl is a retired dental assistant. She is a native of Gillett and a 1967 graduate of Gillett High School. She also received a degree in 1968 from the American Accredited College of Cosmetology, when it was located next to what is now the Meyer Theater. From the beginning, she has taken an active role in the development of the Packers Heritage Trail, largely out of a fondness for downtown Green Bay and its quaint restaurants and stores, historical buildings and many activities. She co-authored a book with her husband titled, “Bicycling Wisconsin.”

Scott King has nearly 40 years of experience in the banking business, and he is currently senior vice president and commercial lending officer for Nicolet National Bank. King grew up in Green Bay and graduated from Preble High School in 1969. He also received a business administration degree from St. Norbert College in 1973 and a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1981. He started with People’s Marine Bank upon his graduation from St. Norbert and served as president from 1987 to 2001 after it had become Bank One. He joined Nicolet Bank in 2002.

At Large Members
Dick Danen has been a certified public accountant since 1975. A native of Green Bay, he graduated from De Pere Abbot Pennings High School in 1963. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1972. After working in public accounting for 12 years, he served as chief financial officer of Imperial, Inc., of Green Bay for five years. He subsequently spent 15 years at ShopKo, including the last five as treasurer, and three years at Enzymatic Therapy, Inc., as chief financial officer. Most recently, he helped start EuroPharma, Inc., and served as director of finance of New Community Shelter of Green Bay.


Tom Hinz is a former Brown County Executive and a retired law enforcement officer. He was born in Merrill and graduated from Merrill High School in 1960. He later received degrees from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, the FBI National Academy and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2008. A Viet Nam veteran, he spent 30 years as a Green Bay Police Officer before serving as sheriff of Brown County from 1997 to 2003. He was County Executive from 2007 to 2011. He also serves on the Green Bay Packers’ board of directors.
Mike McKenna was the founder and owner of what is now The Karma Group, a nationally recognized branding and full service advertising agency that includes the Green Bay Packers among its many clients.  McKenna grew up in Green Bay and graduated from Sacred Heart Seminary in Oneida in 1966. He obtained a degree from Columbia College in Chicago in 1971 before going to work for WBAY. From 1973 to 1977, he was a sportscaster for the station. He started Media Management in 1984. Nearly 20 years later, the company changed its name to The Karma Group. He also has been the Packers’ Game Day Producer since 1990.