January 24, 2013, Montreal, QC (ISN) – 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 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.”