Born in Yellowknife, NWT, Bob is a graduate of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law and practiced law as a senior partner with the respected Alberta law firm, Brownlee LLP, where he served on the firm’s management committee for many years. During his legal career of 25 years, Bob appeared in all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
In October, 2009, Bob assumed the position of Executive Vice President of Rexall Sports & Entertainment for the Katz Group, the parent company of Rexall Sports and Entertainment and the Edmonton Oilers. He has since assumed the roles of Executive Vice President of Edmonton Arena Corp and Chief Development Officer for the Oilers Entertainment Group. Bob led the design and construction of Rogers Place, North America’s newest arena, and was a member of the negotiating committee that put in place the Master Agreement for the arena funding with the City of Edmonton. Bob was also a contributor to the Capital City Downtown Plan and lead in the rezoning and master planning of ICE District.
Bob will be joined by Jack Ashton, City of Edmonton Program Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services and Shaun Mason, Vice President for ICON Venue Group, who together played an integral role on the Project Leadership Team (PLT) in delivering Rogers Place on time and on budget.