Gulf Coast CEO Forum
Making Hockey work in a Non-Traditional Market....
How do You create demand for your product/services?
Sarasota Yacht Club
1100 John Ringling Blvd. | Sarasota, FL 34236
May 9th, 2012
Registration & Social: 7:00am - 7:30am
Breakfast Membership Meeting: 7:30am - 8:00am
Speaker Presentation: 8:00am - 9:00am
Tod Leiweke is the Chief Executive Officer of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, which includes the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, the Tampa Bay Times Forum and the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. Recognized as one of the finest team operators and
marketers in the sports industry, Leiweke is in his 29th season in professional sports.
Before joining the Lightning in 2010, Leiweke spent seasons as the CEO of the Seattle Seahawks and Vulcan Sports & Entertainment, also overseeing all aspects of the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Sounders FC. He has also served as President of the Minnesota Wild and held executive positions with the PGA Tour, the Vancouver Canucks and the Golden State Warriors.
In less than two years with the Lightning, Leiweke has led a revolutionary brand and business transformation for owner Jeff Vinik, spearheading a $40 million renovation of the Tampa Bay Times Forum; a $10 million commitment to the Tampa Bay community and its grass roots heroes through the Lightning Foundation; and a season ticket campaign which added 5,000 new season ticket members and 20 new all-inclusive suite members in the summer of 2011.
Join us and you will learn how to make hockey work in a non-traditional market by:
• Engaging and embracing your core fans
• Repairing a damaged brand
• Establishing community partnerships
• Servicing your customers in a “Seven-Star” manner