Apr 26, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT
Some major, albeit unsurprising, news from the world of sports business:
Tim Leiweke has been appointed President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), the parent company of the Toronto Maple Leafs (and a whole lot more).
Leiweke was most recently the President and CEO of the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the parent company of the Los Angeles Kings (and a whole lot more).
“Tim Leiweke is one of the top sports executives in the world, renowned for his ability to build championship teams, premier entertainment events, and innovative brand and marketing opportunities,” said MLSE chairman Larry Tanenbaum in a release. “Tim is a leader who understands what fans want and what it takes to build winners. With his deep leadership experience and unparalleled success at the highest levels of professional sports, Tim’s the right CEO at the right time to lead the transformation of MLSE.”
Leiweke’s appointment is effective June 30.
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