Hudson, Québec , Canada
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|Info||former CFL Football Player |
former CFL Commisioner
Current Publisher of the english-language Montreal Gazette
PERSONAL - Age 52; native of Hudson, Que.; married with three children.
EDUCATION - Economics degree from Bishop's University; law degree from McGill University.
FOOTBALL - Running back drafted first overall by Montreal Alouettes in 1972; played nine CFL seasons; appeared in five Grey Cup games, winning two.
BUSINESS - After football, worked in sales and marketing with various firms; rose to president of the frozen bakery division of Ogilvie Mills Ltd.
COMMISH - Served as commissioner of the CFL from 1992 to 1996; spearheaded ill-fated expansion into the U.S.
ALS AGAIN - Named president of the Alouettes in 1997; left with 28 consecutive sold-out games and league-best sponsorship and television contracts.
NEWSPAPERS - Named publisher of the Montreal Gazette on Jan. 10, 2002.
QUOTE - "You have to assess your future. Do you want to stand still or accept new challenges? I think there's a lot I haven't accomplished yet."