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Business alum Richard Peddie appointed leader-in-residence
His experience as president of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has given UWindsor alumnus Richard Peddie (BComm 1970, honorary LLD 2001) great insight into entrepreneurialism, leadership and innovation.
A new initiative of the Odette School of Business will extend the influence of the recently retired executive.
The Richard Peddie Leadership Initiative launches with $750,000 in initial funding raised by Dr. Peddie’s colleagues and friends on his retirement from Maple Leaf Sports, owner of signature Toronto sports franchises including hockey’s Maple Leafs, basketball’s Raptors, and soccer’s Toronto FC, as well as the Air Canada Centre, Ricoh Coliseum, and BMO Field.
The initiative includes three key elements:
Peddie’s previous recognition from the University of Windsor includes the Clark Award in 1998, an honorary doctorate in 2001 and the Alumni Award of Merit in 2009.
He served as the Odette School of Business executive-in-residence in 2002, when he developed and delivered a leadership course. He has been instrumental in supporting the Odette Business School debating team, which has enjoyed success in competitions across North America. High school students from across Windsor participate in the annual Richard Peddie Invitational Debating Competition.
Peddie took up his new appointment as leader-in-residence at the Odette School of Business on January 25. Learn more on the Web site of the Odette School of Business.