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Kelly D. Murumets will assume the role of President and CEO of Tennis Canada in March 2014. She will be joining Tennis Canada after serving as President and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada. ParticipACTION has been an iconic Canadian brand since 1971 and was re-launched under Murumets’ dynamic leadership in 2007.
Murumets is a passionate leader who has a history of effecting change in organizations. Prior to her role with ParticipACTION, she was president of a publicly traded U.S. telecommunications company, where she oversaw the integration of four bankrupt /nearly bankrupt companies into one thriving organization that ranked 7th in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Program. Murumets is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and has advised leaders from Canada, the United States, South America and Europe on how to develop focused strategies and realize results within their organizations. Murumets has been involved with the not-for-profit sector throughout her career.
She is a member of the Bishop’s University Board of Governors, and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Laurier School of Business & Economics. She has worked and volunteered for the Children’s Aid Society and Covenant House and speaks regularly to organizations across the country. She holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and a BA from Bishop’s University. Murumets won the Governor General’s Academic Medal and the Gold Medal at WLU, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
Murumets was named to the 2007, 2009 and 2011 Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity list, named an Amazing Advocate on More Magazine’s Top 40 over 40 list for 2009, and recently named to Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100. Murumets brings her passion for sport and physical activity to her personal pursuits. She enjoys skiing and scuba diving and has summited Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Rainier.
Murumets resides in Toronto, Ontario.
Montreal, QC – January 24, 2014 – Tennis Canada announced today that Kelly D. Murumets has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. She succeeds Michael S. Downey who left Tennis Canada in December after nearly ten years to become chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association in Great Britain. She will take up the position on March 3, 2014.
Ms. Murumets has been President and Chief Executive Officer of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada, since 2007. Prior to joining ParticipACTION, she was a senior executive with two publicly-listed companies in Canada and the U.S. and a partner in a management consulting firm. She holds a Masters of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
“I am extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to build on Michael Downey’s legacy and be part of the team that will strive to take Tennis Canada and the sport of tennis in Canada to new heights,” said Kelly Murumets. “The sport in this country is just in the early stages of success with unlimited potential to continue achieving major results and bring an increase in national popularity.”
“Kelly Murumets comes into this position with a tremendous amount of experience, both as a businessperson and as an inspirational leader,” said John LeBoutillier, Chair, Tennis Canada Board of Directors. “We are more than confident that she can build on the strong foundation that is in place at Tennis Canada and continue to grow the sport to heights never before seen across the country.”
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