50 Most Influential: Tim Leiweke
President & CEO
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
CHANGE FROM 2012: -26
It’s been a roller-coaster year for the hard-charging Leiweke, with his sudden departure from AEG in March and his arrival in Toronto to head the vast Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in June. It hasn’t been the smoothest transition, as Leiweke’s candid, off-the-cuff style has made waves in Toronto’s traditional sports mindset. But he has a big canvas and deep pockets behind him to draw up his ambitious plans, and his actions still drive agendas and followers among team and league executives.