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Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton Names Seasoned Sales and Marketing Leader, Jon Jackson, as its New Chief Executive Officer

February 10, 2015

Senior leader brings extensive tourism, sports marketing, and results-driven experience to lead role at Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton

 

CALGARY—A fixture in Calgary’s tourism, event and sport industry, Jon Jackson, has been selected to develop and maintain a high-performance culture as the new chief executive officer of Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton. 

Jackson brings 20 years of experience in increasingly senior roles in marketing and sales to the position. Most recently, Jackson played an integral role in growing tourism revenue through award-winning partnership agreements he facilitated as Executive Director of the Calgary Hotel Association. 

“Jon has a track record for delivering results and growing revenue by working collaboratively with his colleagues and strategic partners,” said Sarah Storey, president, Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton, who added the Canadian Olympic Committee and Carmen Drouin & Associates played a critical role in leading the extensive national search for the new chief executive officer. “His passion, dedication, and drive for excellence, along with his proven leadership and strategic management skills, will help drive forward Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton’s high-performance culture from the office onto the track, and ultimately, help the organization continue to build our pool of corporate partners.” 

In addition to the Calgary Hotel Association, Jackson has honed his skills in roles at the Calgary Stampede, Durham Radio Inc., Corus Entertainment, and Rogers Media. 

I’m excited to join BCS and help the greatest athletes in the world achieve their goals,” said Jackson who has worked closely with Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton as an event sponsor.  “My passion for sport and strong business background, I believe, will be an asset in helping Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton continue to develop world and Olympic champions. 

Jackson completed a Marketing Management diploma at Centennial College, and has pursued continued education opportunities through the Rotman School of Management and the Banff Centre for Leadership Development, among others. One of his main focuses will be on delivering the tools and resources athletes need to excel by attracting new corporate partners, while strengthening existing relationships. 

“The economic challenges we are facing today are much more regionalized than in 2008,” added Jackson. “We need to identify sectors that are currently strong, and align ourselves with those potential partners by telling the compelling story of our athletes. That will be the key to our success.” 

Jackson will take over his new position, March 2, 2015. 

Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton is a non-profit organization and the national governing body for the sports of bobsleigh and skeleton in Canada. With the support of its valued corporate partners – Adidas, Eurotech – Viking Engineering, BMW Canada, The Globe and Mail, Conceptum Sport Logistics, Therapeutica – along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, and SAIT Polytechnic. Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton develops Olympic and world champions. Please visit us at www.bobsleighcanadaskeleton.ca.  

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