Als President Ray Lalonde steps down | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Alouettes announced on Friday that team President Ray Lalonde will be leaving the organization, stating personal reasons.
Lalonde joined the Alouettes in March 2011 and immediately got to work, implementing a new commercial strategy in time for the Alouettes 2011 season.

"Getting the chance to work in football again is something I truly enjoyed. I will always be thankful for the opportunity I was given by Bob Wetenhall and Paul Harris. The pieces are in place for a successful season both on and off the field and I wish the team the best as they look to win the Grey Cup in 2012," said Lalonde.

During his tenure, Lalonde bolstered the team's presence in the community through initiatives such as revamping the team's school program: Together at School with CN and the Alouettes. He also shored up and modernized the club's business units with a renewed focus on branding, a hallmark of his dating back to his time with the NBA and later in the NHL.

"Ray brought a vision and implemented a structure that were necessary for us as an organization. His passion and dedication went into everything he did since coming on board. We wish him all the best and thank him for being a member of the Alouettes family," said team owner Bob Wetenhall.

Fan Comments
als rule
butting heads with football operations staff is my guess and explains why GM popp lives in NC!!
May 11, 2012 - 5:09pm
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funny time to leave hope it's not a health issue and wish him well BUT not if he's returning to the canadiens!! now how's the critics going to blame larry smith for this? was their friction with lalonde and front office, football operations staff, the WETENHALLS who if anybody within the club? or just plain and simple p/problem(s)? now the question remains WHO FILLS IN FOR NOW AND LONG TERM WHO GETS THE POSITION FULL-TIME? the als will survive as always!! not personal just business!! GO ALS GO!!
May 11, 2012 - 4:09pm