The National Football League (NFL) has promoted Maryann Turcke to the role of chief operating officer.
Turcke has served as the league’s president of digital media and NFL Network for the last year, during which time she oversaw NFL-owned and operated media assets while also leading on digital product development and the league’s content strategy. She now replaces the outgoing Tod Leiweke to become the NFL’s highest ranking woman.
Previously based in Los Angeles, Turcke will take up her new role in the NFL’s New York offices, where she will oversee the league’s marketing, communications, human resources, international and events and technology departments.
Turcke’s previous experience also includes a spell as president of Canadian mass media giant Bell Media, where she was responsible for the company’s flagship television channels and annual revenues of more than CAD$3 billion.
“Since joining NFL Media last year, Maryann has distinguished herself by leading NFL Network to a record-setting year,” said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. “We look forward to Maryann building upon this success, and her previous achievements as president of Bell Media, as she steps into this larger role. I expect her leadership, vision and corporate governance experience to help evolve our organisation and take it to a higher level.”