The Edmonton Rush named former Edmonton Eskimos vice-president of communications Dave Jamieson as the new team president on Friday.
"We took a great deal of time selecting the right person to fill the role of Team President, and I could not be more proud to have found that person in Dave," said Rush owner Bruce Urban. "Dave's commitment to the sports community of Edmonton has been long and noteworthy, and we expect this to be a great next chapter in that history."
Jamieson spent 14 years with the Eskimos before resigning before the start of the 2012 season.
"Dave's knowledge of the sports landscape in Edmonton will be vital to capitalize on as we move forward with ticket sales and sponsorships," added Urban. "The 2013 National Lacrosse League season will be a huge one for the Rush as we intend to build on our 2012 West Division Championship and bring the Champion's Cup to Edmonton."
Born in Edmonton but raised in Vancouver, Jamieson is a life-long fan of lacrosse having played the game and attending Vancouver (now Maple Ridge) Burrards games for many years.
"I'm thrilled to join the Edmonton Rush and help owner Bruce Urban and general manager/head coach Derek Keenan deliver on their goal of bringing a Champions Cup title to the City of Champions," said Jamieson.
"With first overall pick Mark Matthews and rest of the 2012 draft class joining a solid returning corps of players, the Rush are poised to deliver an exciting and winning brand of lacrosse to Edmonton."
During Jamieson's tenure with the Eskimos, the team consistently led the CFL in attendance, and he also took a lead role in negotiating radio rights agreements. Jamieson served on the advisory committees for the 2002 and 2010 Grey Cups held in Edmonton, and was also co-chair of the league's communications committee which drafted and implemented a national media policy for the CFL.