Luukko Joins Panthers Parent Co.

Peter Luukko has a new job with the Florida Panthers and the team’s parent company, Sunrise Sports & Entertainment.

As executive chairman, Luukko will work closely with company CEO Rory Babich and executive VP and GM Dale Tallon.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Peter join our management team,” owner Vincent Viola said. “Peter adds significant industry experience to our executive management team and will help us continue to implement our strategy of becoming a world-class sports and entertainment company. He is a well-respected sports and entertainment executive and his decision to join our organization validates our business plan that enables us to attract individuals, such as Peter, with a wealth of knowledge, talent and experience.”

Luukko served as president and CEO of Comcast-Spectacor for more than 25 years, overseeing the Philadelphia Flyers and Comcast-Spectacor’s facility management business.