Richard PeddieAuthor and retired business executive Richard Peddie will impart leadership lessons in a free public lecture Friday in the Human Kinetics Building.

Leadership lessons subject of lecture

UWindsor alumnus Richard Peddie (BComm 1970, honorary LLD 2001) will draw on his career as a business and sports executive in a free public lecture, entitled “Leadership is a Life Long Journey,” Friday, April 8.

The event, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Human Kinetics, will begin at 10 a.m. in room 140, Human Kinetics Building.

After 19 years in consumer products with Colgate, General Foods and Pillsbury, Peddie became president of the SkyDome (today the Rogers Centre) and then president of NetStar Communications. He became president of the Toronto Raptors in 1996, fulfilling his longtime dream of running a basketball team. In 1998, the Maple Leafs bought the Raptors and created Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, with Peddie as president. Over 14 very busy years, he was instrumental in growing the company’s value from $300 million to $2 billion.

His most recent book, “21 Leadership Lessons,” will be on sale for $15 at the event.

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