Leiweke Named Top Sports Exec

Anschutz Entertainment Group CEO Tim Leiweke was named Sports Executive of the Year by SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily as the publications announced their inaugural Sports Business Awards May 29th at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.

AEG owns and operates sports and entertaiment venues worldwide and is a division of the Anschutz Corp., as is AEG Live.

"This is really kind of embarrassing for us. We try not to get focused on awards," Leiweke told the SportsBusiness Daily. "It’s a great tribute to AEG, but we firmly believe our best days are still ahead of us."

Leiweke got his start as a marketing director for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves.