Michael Copeland, LLB'93, MBA'99, is President and CEO of the Toronto Argonauts. A recipient of the prestigious Caldwell Partners/Globe & Mail 'Canada’s Top 40 Under 40' award, Copeland has held senior roles with the Canadian Football League since 2006, including as President and COO until the end of 2015.
During his tenure, he has managed several key initiatives for the CFL, including the establishment of a new salary cap system, the completion of a comprehensive new broadcast and digital rights agreement, the launch of instant replay, the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement with CFL players, which includes the introduction of the CFL’s first drug testing policy, and the return of CFL football to Ottawa.
Previously, Copeland held strategic business development and marketing roles within Molson Coors Brewing Company. Prior to Molson, Copeland spent three years with The Boston Consulting Group as a Senior Consultant with a focus on corporate strategy development. Copeland also worked with Deloitte Consulting in Sydney, Australia as a Senior Consultant and practiced corporate and commercial law with Blake, Cassels & Graydon in Toronto and Harrison, Elwood in London, Ontario.
Copeland graduated from Western Law in 1993 and has an MBA from Western’s Ivey Business School. He is married with two daughters and lives in Toronto, Ontario. In his free time, he avidly participates in running and triathlon. He has completed the Ironman USA (Lake Placid) Triathlon, and four marathons.
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