Mary Ann Turcke
President, Digital media and NFL Network at the National Football League
An engineer by trade, Mary Ann Turcke began her career as a district manager for the Ministry of Transportation in her hometown of Kingston, Ontario. A move to Toronto and a series of management positions in the private sector followed, until she joined Bell Canada in 2005. While there, Mary Ann took on executive positions in customer experience, operations, and sales before being named president of Bell Media in 2015. Less than two years later, in a move many weren’t expecting, it was announced that she would be taking over the role of president of digital media and the NFL Network at the National Football League. The career shift represents not only an international relocation (from Toronto to Los Angeles), but a top-tier position at an organization largely recognized as being male-driven. With responsibilities including leading the operations of the NFL Network, as well as overseeing NFL-owned and operated media assets such as NFL Films, NFL Digital and NFL.com, we’re interested to see the impact a woman at the helm can have on the league’s often beleaguered reputation.