Treble brewing for Esks

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:30 AM ET

When Greg Treble returns from his holiday in the sun, he'll officially step into a bright new role with the Edmonton Eskimos.

In response to Hugh Campbell's retirement, Treble now holds the new position of director of business operations - essentially making him the second-highest business executive behind CEO/president Rick LeLacheur.

"He will oversee sales, sponsorship, game-day operations, ticketing, customer service and community relations," said Eskimos director of communications Dave Jamieson.

With LeLacheur having more responsibilities at the league level, it's no surprise Treble has been handed a promotion.

With a sales background with Molson and a football education as GM of the junior Regina Rams, Treble drastically increased the flow of money into the club as director of sales and corporate partnerships since 2003.

"It is fair to say (sales) has increased threefold since Greg came to the club," continued Jamieson.

In conjunction with yesterday's announcement, the club promoted Jason Tichon to the new position of manager of partnerships and game-day operations.

And Brad Morgan will soon join the Eskimos as community relations co-ordinator, a position that's been basically vacant since Jamie Cartmell joined the B.C. Lions last year.

"That work is hugely important in other leagues, the NFL most notably," continued Jamieson of the community relations portfolio, which he tried to fill last year.

"And we think it is due the attention of someone working solely on it."

Morgan will be leaving the Williams Lake Timberwolves of the B.C. Junior Hockey League, where he handles everything from advertising to radio play-by-play.

But he's not unfamiliar with Edmonton as he once held a senior sales position with the defunct Edmonton Drillers.


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