Vice-chairman, CEO and CFL Governor
Ken King is the vice-chairman and chief executive officer of Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation; the company that encompasses the CFL Calgary Stampeders, the NHL Calgary Flames, the AHL Stockton Thunder, the WHL Calgary Hitmen and the NLL Calgary Roughnecks.
Born and raised in Hanley, Sask., King is a strong believer in support for the community. He is involved with several organizations including the TELUS Community Board, the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority, Director of the Calgary Airport Authority and he is a former chairman of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
In 2005, King received an Alberta Centennial Medal for outstanding contributions to the province of Alberta. He also received an honourary doctorate degree from the University of Calgary in 2012 and an honourary degree from Mount Royal University in 2014.
Prior to joining CSEC in 2001, King enjoyed a 30-year career in the newspaper business that included senior executive positions in Canada’s leading newspapers including president and publisher of the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald.
King and his wife Marilyn have two daughters and they are proud grandparents to Amanda’s twin boys and Jocelin’s son and daughter.