Player Profile

Canadian Hockey Association
President and CEO of the Canadian Hockey Association, since June, 1998, the governing body of hockey in Canada ñ from grass roots to International hockey ... Named Head of Delegation for Canada's Men's and Women's hockey teams for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games on November 8, 2000 ... IIHF representative for Canada ... Chairman of the 1999 World Junior Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba ... Manages a staff of 71 people, within 8 offices across Canada for the CHA ... Oversees all of hockey in Canada, at both the minor hockey grass roots level and on the International stage ... Oversees corporate sales and marketing, licensing, insurance and regulations, hockey development programs nationally, International and High Performance programs nationally, and communications

International Hockey Background
Head of delegation for Canada's Men's and Women's hockey teams at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan ... Was in charge of all operations in Nagano, including the naming of staff and players together with management committee and coaching staff ... Manages and oversees all operations for all competitions that Canada participates at Internationally, including World Junior Championship, Men's and Women's World Championship and Men's and Women's Olympic Winter Games ... Oversaw the success of Canada winning 17 medals in International hockey since 1992, 12 of which were Gold medals - five World Junior Gold medals (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997) - two Men's World Championship Gold medals (1994, 1997) - five Women's World Championship Gold medals (1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000) - three silver medals (1996 ñ Men's Worlds,1999 ñ World Juniors, 1998 ñ Women's Olympic team) - two bronze medals (1995 ñ Men's Worlds, 2000 ñ World Juniors)

Background
Senior Vice President, Canadian Hockey Association from 1992-1998 ... Managed all Men's and Women's National team and 1998 Olympic Teams ... Other management responsibilities included corporate Sales, international, national & regional events, licensing strategy, the IIHF Coaching Committee and served on several Sports Advisory Committees ... Vice President, Programs, Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, 1990-1991 ... Technical director with B.C. Amateur Hockey Association, Technical Director for teny ears (1979-1989)

Personal
Bob and wife Lorna have three children: Mandi (10), Mary Jean (9) and Grant (7) ... Hometown: Penticton, BC ... Resides in Calgary, AB ... Played minor and junior hockey in Penticton, BC ... Went on to play NCAA at Providence College under Coach Lou Lamoriello with team mates that included Brian Burke (Vancouver Canucks) and Ron Wilson (Washington Capitals)