OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) today announced the hiring of Peter O’Leary as their new Chief Marketing Officer and Vice-President of Ticketing.
O’Leary joins the Senators after spending the last nine years at Metroland Media Group, a division of Torstar, Ontario's largest and most successful community news and information source, where he most recently served as Regional General Manager of Metroland East.
Prior to the sale of Performance Printing / EMC to Metroland, Peter was the Chief Operating Officer for six years at Performance Group. He also worked at the Ottawa Citizen for 13 years including time as Vice-President of Advertising. He has more than 27 years of traditional and digital newspaper experience in both Ottawa and Toronto, including daily newspapers, community newspapers, shoppers and a national newspaper.
“Peter comes to us with a terrific history of driving business in both traditional and digital mediums and we believe that he will be able to help us make significant improvements to our marketing and ticketing teams to better serve both our fans and our partners,” said Senators president Cyril Leeder. “He brings experience, dedication and a great knowledge of how to succeed in our local community. We are excited to have him join our team and look forward to Peter being a big part of the Senators’ future success.”
Heavily involved in the local community, O’Leary serves on a number of local boards, including the West Ottawa Board of Trade, the Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
O’Leary will begin with the Senators on Sept. 22, 2014. A long time Sens fan, he joins the Sens Army along with his wife, Cindy, and their children Alexandra and Curtis.
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