"Glenn's extensive experience and the passion that he possesses for both the sports-entertainment business, and for the game of hockey, make him the ideal person to head day-to-day operations of the Hamilton Bulldogs," owner Michael Andlauer said in a statement.
Before joining the Bulldogs, Stanford was in his second year as president of the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads.
"I'm extremely excited to be joining what is considered to be one of the premier franchises in the American Hockey League," Stanford said.
The 49-year-old was also vice-president of the St. John's Maple Leafs during the team's 14-season stay in the Newfoundland capital. The franchise moved to Toronto last year.