Keith Pelley takes the helm as MLSE's new president and CEO

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Acording to The Guardian, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), the owner of major sports franchises including the Maple Leafs, Raptors, Argos, Marlies, and Toronto FC, has announced the appointment of Keith Pelley as its new president and CEO. Pelley, currently serving as the CEO of the DP World Tour, will step into the leadership role at MLSE, filling a position that has been vacant for the past two years.

Pelley brings a wealth of experience to MLSE, having previously served as the president of Rogers Media and the president of TSN. His notable accomplishments include overseeing Rogers Media's significant acquisition of the NHL's TV rights and the launch of Sportsnet magazine. Before joining MLSE, Pelley held key roles during the 2010 Vancouver Games as president of TSN and Canada’s Olympic broadcast media consortium.

This move marks a return for Pelley to MLSE, as he was considered a potential successor when Tim Leiweke left in 2015. However, the timing was not ideal, and now Pelley has gained experience and success in the sports and entertainment industry.

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Pelley's extensive background and leadership in various sports and media organizations position him well to guide MLSE through its next phase. His appointment is expected to bring strategic vision and industry expertise to the organization, fostering growth and success for Toronto's prominent sports franchises under MLSE's ownership.