Canada's Sports Hall of Fame article: Olympian and visionary Canadian athlete, Cheryl Bernard, announced as new President & Chief Executive Officer
New Leadership at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Olympian and visionary Canadian athlete, Cheryl Bernard, announced as new President & Chief Executive Officer
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame team, Robert Rooney, Chair of the Board, is pleased to announce Cheryl Bernard as new President & Chief Executive Officer of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Ms. Bernard will be assuming her new responsibilities on June 18, 2018.
"Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is proud of the role it plays to inspire Canadians - in sport and life." explained Mr. Rooney. "Cheryl is the living embodiment of our mission and we are confident her exceptional career in sport and business will ensure Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is recognized as a unique and important Canadian experience that unites and inspires the best in us."
"An added advantage is that Cheryl is a dedicated community leader and believer in what sport can teach us." continued Mr. Rooney. "She understands our values and shares her message proudly in that 'what you get by participating in sport is not as important as what you become'. This profound focus points towards an exciting future."
Ms. Bernard has extensive experience in business and in sport and leveraged those experiences to become a corporate keynote speaker, sports ambassador and as an expert TSN Broadcast Analyst. A published author, Ms. Bernard speaks authentically about sport and promotes its value and impact through numerous charitable initiatives. She was founder, owner and president of a successful Calgary-based insurance agency for 13 years before focusing her attention on building an elite curling team, winning the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in 2009 and the right to represent Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
"Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving and celebrating Canada's impressive and inspiring sport history in an innovative experience that breaks the mould," stated Ms. Bernard. "What you learn from sport, integrity, work ethic and teamwork builds values that contribute towards great individuals, communities and nations. I am excited and honoured to build on this platform as we continue to evolve."
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame board partnered with Boyden to lead the Chief Executive Officer recruitment.
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