Veteran media executive MARY ANN TURCKE has been named President, Digital Media and NFL Network, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today.
Turcke has served since April 2015 as President of Bell Media, a division of Bell Canada, where she successfully led Canada’s largest media company and was responsible for their flagship television channels and annual revenues of more than $3B (CAD). She will be based in the league’s Los Angeles office, reporting to NFL EVP of Media Brian Rolapp.
As President, Digital Media and NFL Network, Turcke will be responsible for leading the operations of the NFL Network, as well as overseeing NFL owned and operated media assets including NFL Films, NFL Digital and NFL.com. Turcke will also oversee digital product development and execute against the NFL’s content strategy and roadmap.
“We are delighted to have an individual of Mary Ann’s talent and expertise joining the NFL to lead the NFL Network, NFL Films and our digital and technology groups across the organization,” said Goodell. “Mary Ann has distinguished herself throughout her career, not only managing the complicated broadcast operations of Bell Media, but also growing their media sales and leading their telecommunications and IT services. I am confident that our teams in Los Angeles, New Jersey and New York will greatly benefit from the breadth of her experience and her vision for the future.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the NFL, one of the greatest and most exciting brands in the world,” Turcke said. “I feel fortunate to be given the opportunity to lead this team and work closely with Brian to focus and grow the NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com and our digital and technology assets.”
Turcke has spent 12 years at Bell Canada, where prior to being named President of Bell Media she served as Group President, Media Sales, Local TV and Radio, where she leveraged Bell Media properties and brands across all platforms to support their strong position in the competitive marketplace.
Prior to her time at Bell Media, Turcke was Executive Vice President, Field Operations for Bell Canada. In that role, she was responsible for the construction and management of Bell Canada’s telecommunications services, including all of their residential and business customers. Previous to that, Turcke was Vice President, Customer Experience, Small Medium Business, responsible for customer service operations, sales support, and IT functions.
Earlier in her career, Turcke was a partner and member of the Board of Directors at Codesta LLC, a software consultancy group that specializes in enterprise applications and solutions.
Mrs. Turcke is on the board of the SickKids Foundation, Toronto Argonauts GP Inc., and Greenwood College School. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, a Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.