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NFL promotes Mary Ann Turcke as chief operating officer

By Shantanu Srivastav | March 14, 2018

Mary Ann Turcke becomes the highest-ranking woman at the league offices after NFL promoted her to chief operating officer.

She replaces Tod Leiweke, who has left the league after three years in the job. prior to this, she was NFL’s  president, Digital Media and NFL Network.

Turcke in her new role will lead the marketing, communications, human resources, international and events and technology departments.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said: ”Since joining NFL Media last year, Maryann has distinguished herself by leading NFL Network to a record-setting year,”

“We look forward to Maryann building upon this success, and her previous achievements as president of Bell Media, as she steps into this larger role. I expect her leadership, vision and corporate governance experience to help evolve our organization and take it to a higher level.”

On Leiweke, Goodell said: ”During his time here in New York, Tod was instrumental in guiding our long-term strategic process and has been a valuable resource, not only to me but to ownership, our clubs and the entire league. I thank him for his passion and dedication to the mission of the NFL.”

Turcke has spent 12 years at Bell Canada, where prior to being named President of Bell Media she served as Group President, Media Sales, Local TV and Radio, where she leveraged Bell Media properties and brands across all platforms to support their strong position in the competitive marketplace.

Prior to her time at Bell Media, Turcke was Executive Vice President, Field Operations for Bell Canada. In that role, she was responsible for the construction and management of Bell Canada’s telecommunications services, including all of their residential and business customers. Previous to that, Turcke was Vice President, Customer Experience, Small Medium Business, responsible for customer service operations, sales support, and IT functions.

Earlier in her career, Turcke was a partner and member of the Board of Directors at Codesta LLC, a software consultancy group that specializes in enterprise applications and solutions.


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