Rick LeLacheur was named Interim President and CEO of the Edmonton Elks on Aug. 22, 2023. LeLacheur previously served as the Club’s President and CEO from 2002 to 2011, winning two Grey Cups. Most recently he served as President of the B.C. Lions from 2018 to 2022.

An Edmonton native, LeLacheur’s lengthy business and sports resume have made him one of the most respected voices in the Canadian Football League over the last two decades. During his first tenure with the Green and Gold, LeLacheur helped lead the Club to Grey Cup championships in 2003 and 2005, as well as hosting a pair of highly successful Grey Cup Festivals in 2002 and 2010. His duties also included serving as an alternate on the CFL Board of Governors as well as chairman of the CFL’s Audit Committee and a member of the league’s Executive Committee.

Before his first tenure as EE President and CEO, LeLacheur helped enhance the Edmonton community through his work as President and CEO of Economic Development Edmonton (1992-98) and president of the organizing committee for the 2001 World Championships in Athletics hosted at Commonwealth Stadium.