Chris Zimmerman resigns. Mike Gillis and Victor de Bonis take over.
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08-04-2009, 02:00 PM
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In addition, Canucks Sports & Entertainment is pleased to announce that Tod Leiweke, Chief Executive Officer for the Seattle Seahawks and President of First and Goal Inc., who is a former senior executive with the Vancouver Canucks, will join the board of Canucks Sports & Entertainment. Leiweke will also act as an advisor to Francesco Aquilini, Mike Gillis and Victor de Bonis.
“Tod brings a tremendous amount of experience and expertise in professional sports to our board,” said Aquilini. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with him on a number of initiatives as we continue to grow our business.”
Leiweke has lot of pro sports management experience.
Tod Leiweke (born January 12, 1960, in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American sports executive. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle Seahawks National Football League team,and the Seattle Sounders FC, Major League Soccer team, both owned by Paul Allen; Leiweke also is the CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment (VSE), a management company also owned by Allen which oversees Allen's sports-related properties.
Leiweke joined the Seahawks in 2003. In 2005, he was instrumental in the firing of former Seahawks (and Blazers) president Bob Whitsitt; the next year, the team advanced to Super Bowl XL, losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In 2007, he became acting president of the Trail Blazers, replacing Steve Patterson. Vulcan Sports and Entertainment was created at that time. Leiweke served as acting president until June 20 of that year, when the team named Larry Miller to be its president.
Prior to his employment with Paul Allen, Leiweke has served as president of the Minnesota Wild, was the first executive director of The First Tee and has held executive positions with the PGA Tour, the Vancouver Canucks, and the Golden State Warriors.
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