The NFL has announced that former Bell Media president Maryann Turcke has been promoted to the role of chief operating officer, making her the highest-ranking woman at the league offices following the departure of Tod Leiweke.
Turcke, who stepped down from her role with Bell Media in February of 2017 to take the position of President of NFL Media, will see her role with the NFL expanded to lead the marketing, communications, NFL International and Events, human resources and technology departments.
The news of the promotion was announced in a memo released by Commissioner Roger Goodell to the league’s chief executives, club presidents and general managers today.
Goodell said that: “Maryann has distinguished herself by leading NFL Network to a record-setting year.”
Turcke, who served as president of Bell Media between 2014 and 2017, was replaced in the role by Randy Lennox. She was named to the top 100 list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.