Lions inexplicably let go long-time communications man Jamie Cartmell

The B.C. Lions have inexplicably let director of communications Jamie Cartmell go.

The 2019 season marked his 14th year with the Lions and 19th season in the Canadian Football League after spending four seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos (2002-2005). He was the longest-serving communications executive in team history as well as the CFL’s most senior communications professional.

As a member of the club’s senior management team, Cartmell provided strategic communications expertise to the club while also serving as the first point of contact for all members of the media. He was also responsible for publications such as the club’s media guide, training camp guide, season summary, game notes and media releases and wrote for the Lions’ website and game day program.

A graduate of Grant McEwan College in Edmonton, Cartmell spent two years as a speech writer for Edmonton City Council before entering the CFL. Cartmell was fortunate enough to enjoy five visits to the Grey Cup during his time in the CFL, earning four championship rings along the way.