Tod Leiweke to Give Keynote Speech at ALSD 2013

  • Tod Leiweke, Tampa Bay Lightning

Tod Leiweke, Chief Executive Officer, Tampa Bay Lightning 

Tod Leiweke was named Chief Executive Officer of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, which includes the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Storm, and the Tampa Bay Times Forum, in 2010. Leiweke, who is in his 30th season in professional sports, has led the team's transformation off the ice which has resulted in the more than doubling of the team's season ticket base while vastly increasing its footprint in the community. Under Lieweke's guidance, the Lightning have seen a nearly 20-percent increase in overall attendance from 2009-10 through 2011-12. Instrumental in kick-starting the transformation of the franchise, Lieweke helped to develop the Bolt’s new jersey system and logo, with all Season Ticket Members receiving their own revolutionary jersey with a chip implanted in the sleeve that grants them access to a variety of discounts and benefits. 

Tod Leiweke’s Record:

  • CEO, Seattle Seahawks and Vulcan Sports & Entertainment, which oversees the Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, and Portland Trail Blazers 
  • President, First & Goal Inc., which operates Qwest Field and Qwest Field Event Center 
  • President, Minnesota Wild; Chief Operating Officer, Minnesota Sports & Entertainment
  • Executive with: PGA Tour, Vancouver Canucks, Golden State Warriors
  • Street & Smith's 2009 Sports Executive of the Year Finalist
  • Puget Sound Business Journal CEO of the Year
  • Seattle Sports Commission CEO of the Year



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