EDMONTON, AB – Northlands is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Reid in the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Northlands effective September 15, 2014.

“On behalf of the Northlands Board of Directors, we’re thrilled to bring a collaborative and progressive leader not just to Northlands, but to our community and region,” said Laura Gadowsky, Chair, Northlands Board of Directors. “Northlands has a long and proud history in Edmonton and as we move onto our next phase, we are confident Tim’s operational expertise will help us capitalize on the momentum gained over the last few years. Tim shares our vision of being an innovative leader within our city and we look forward integrating his experience at Northlands. ”

“I’m pleased to be joining such a unique and diverse organization and to soon contribute to the vitality and innovative spirit that makes the Edmonton community one to be proud of,” said Tim Reid, President & CEO of Northlands. “Northlands’ vision for the future is bright and I’m looking forward to joining an already strong leadership team. I’m excited to be a part of an organization that has so many opportunities ahead.”

Since January 2014, Sharilee Fossum, Northlands Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Corporate Services has been acting President & CEO. The Northlands Board of Directors would like to thank Sharilee for her continued dedication to Northlands. During her appointment, Sharilee oversaw many successes including producing and hosting several Northlands Events and the recent Pollstar mid-year ranking naming Rexall Place as the 23rd busiest arena in the world.

Tim Reid Biography

Tim Reid is a team-focused leader that brings an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to the recreation industry. Tim’s professionalism, dedication to customer service, and passion for developing industry leaders has allowed him to foster the growth of two premium recreation facilities in Canada – with many more to come. Recognized nationally and provincially for his accomplishments, Tim was recently named as one of Alberta’s Top 50 Most Influential individuals in 2013 by Alberta Venture Magazine and one of Your McMurray Magazine’s Top 20 Influencers of 2013 in the Wood Buffalo region.

Tim previously acted as the Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC), an entity developed to deliver excellence in sport, recreation, and event experiences across the Wood Buffalo region. Included in this mandate was the operation of MacDonald Island Park, Canada’s largest community recreation and events experience and home to the $181-million Suncor Community Leisure Centre. Tim led the commissioning and opening of this premier facility and the recruitment of over 350 team members that formed the dynamic “ONE Team” while supporting the community by sitting on the Board of Directors at Fort McMurray Tourism and Leadership Wood Buffalo. In his role as CEO of the RRC, Tim oversaw the delivery of sport, recreation, and events at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, the $127-million Shell Place (scheduled to open in 2015), Miskanaw Golf Club, the Anzac Community Recreation Centre (scheduled to open in 2014), Archie Simpson Aquatic Centre Expansion in Fort Chipewyan (under construction), the proposed Northside Community Recreation Centre in Fort McMurray and the proposed Conklin Community Recreation Centre.

Tim was co-chair of the 2010 Northern Classic, Canada’s first ever outdoor Junior hockey game, and oversaw CanadaROCKS 2011, which brought KISS to Fort McMurray for the largest concert in Wood Buffalo history. In 2013, the Suncor Community Leisure Centre hosted the 2013 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships, and in 2014 will host The Syncrude National, a Grand Slam of Curling event. Tim also led the initiative to develop Shell Place, a community engagement-driven complement to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre that will include SMS Equipment Stadium, a baseball/softball tournament centre and several other amenities that will create new opportunities for the residents of the Wood Buffalo region when it opens in 2015. One of these new opportunities will be the Northern Kickoff presented by Shell Albian Sands, a four-day community celebration that will deliver the most Northern game in the 101-year history of the CFL when the Edmonton Eskimos host the Saskatchewan Roughriders in a pre-season game on June 13, 2015.

Prior to his tenure as CEO of the RRC, Tim led the Centennial Centre in Bonnyville, Alberta, and was involved in the opening of the Charles V. Keating Millennium Centre at Saint Francis Xavier University, his alma mater, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Tim and his wife Nathalie have two young sons, Liam and Eli.

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