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Paul Beeston, BA'67, LLD'94

Paul Beeston
President and CEO, Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre

Paul Beeston currently serves as the President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre. Paul started his career in baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays in May 1976 until 1997 when he took a position as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball. In 1994, he earned the distinction of Canadian Baseball Man of the Year. He was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Paul earned a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Political Science from The University of Western Ontario in 1967 and was awarded an honorary Doctors of Laws degree from the University in 1994 and, in 2001, an honorary Doctors of Social Sciences from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York. Paul sits on the Board of Directors of Loblaw Companies Limited, President’s Choice Bank, President’s Choice Services Inc., Gluskin Sheff & Associates Inc. and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

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