New CEO for Senators
Very important nomination for the Ottawa Senators.
T he National Hockey League club has hired a new CEO, who will be responsible for developing “the organization’s overall business strategy, specifically marketing and community building.”
It’s Jim Little, a 55-year-old man who until recently served as executive vice-president and general manager of marketing and culture for Shaw Communications.
“We have done extensive research to find the right leader to guide the organization in the next decade,” Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said in a statement.
“Jim’s vast experience and new perspective will strengthen the company’s success outside the rink and bring our club and supporters into a new era.”
The position of chief executive officer has been vacant for approximately eight months with the Senators. The last person to occupy it, Nicolas Ruszkowski, resigned after spending less than a year in office.
The Senators have not had a president for almost two years. Tom Anselmi also left the organization in February 2018. He was never replaced.
The last turbulent years have left obvious traces in Ottawa. The Senators have the worst average NHL tickets sold this season, according to the ESPN network. They attracted, on average, 11,732 spectators during their first 20 home games.