An international search has concluded with the appointment of Patricia Jelinski as the new General Manager of BC Place Stadium, one of North America’s premier stadium venues.
Patricia Jelinski is a 30-year veteran of the live sports and entertainment industry and was selected for the role of General Manager following an extensive recruitment by PFM Executive Search that presented candidates from across North America.
“We are very pleased to have Patricia join our leadership team at this important time for BC Place Stadium,” said Ken Cretney, President & CEO of the BC Pavilion Corporation. “Her extensive experience in the fields of live entertainment, sports and venue management will be a major influence on the ongoing success of B.C.’s iconic stadium.”
For the past 4 years, Jelinski has been the President & CEO of United Way Greater Victoria; the largest non-government funder of social services and a recognized community leader on Vancouver Island. Here she was responsible for developing a new strategic direction for the organization and delivering on the vision through an operational plan, including diversification of revenue streams, business development, and building a culture of philanthropy internally and with the business and stakeholder community.
Previous to her role with the United Way, Jelinski held senior positions within some of the most recognizable organizations across North America, including the Edmonton Oilers, Northlands of Alberta, the New York Rangers and the iconic Madison Square Garden.
PFM was pleased to work on this search with BC Place, one of the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in North America, hosting sport, exhibitions and live entertainment, in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. BC Place is the home of the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the Canada Sevens and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
Each year, BC Place welcomes more than one million guests to events ranging from professional football, soccer, and rugby, to amateur and high school sports, consumer shows, cultural gatherings, carnivals, film shoots, special events, and world-class concerts. Events hosted at BC Place generate more than $120 Million per year in economic benefit within the province of British Columbia, while also generating significant cultural and community benefit for the people of B.C.
PFM Executive Search is a recognized leader in senior leadership recruitment and is known for its ability to facilitate large and complex Selection Committees in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Over the past 25-years, PFM has recruited senior leaders from all over the world.