Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 35 of 35
  1. #21

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,666
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    255
    Quote Originally Posted by danafan View Post
    Yes?
    I mean it's pretty standard for a sport governing body in Canada to have a CEO AFAIK.
    It must not be that big a deal at Skate Canada. Didn't the announcement also say Thompson wouldn't be replaced and things would go on as usual? If they don't really need a CEO this probably saves a ton of money.

  2. #22

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Gwyneth Paltrow Fan Club headquarters
    Posts
    17,194
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    27230
    Quote Originally Posted by maggylyn View Post
    It must not be that big a deal at Skate Canada. Didn't the announcement also say Thompson wouldn't be replaced and things would go on as usual? If they don't really need a CEO this probably saves a ton of money.
    That's a big "if". If they actually do need a CEO but try to run without one, the disorganization that could result might waste a whole lot of money.

    IIRC he is not Skate Canada's first CEO, so they have managed to function without one in the past. I can't imagine that the organization has changed that drastically that the position is no longer needed.
    We live in an ageist society where everything is based on youth, but I hated being 18. I don't like teenagers any more now than I did then. I'm 49 now and there is no way that I'd go back to my teens and 20s - even if I knew what I know now, I don't want to go through all that again. I found it a very difficult time. - Buzz Osborne of the Melvins

  3. #23
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    103
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    .
    Last edited by Blair; 08-09-2012 at 10:33 PM. Reason: double post

  4. #24
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    103
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    He's probably making room for David Dore to reincarnate himself as Director General or Grand Poombah or Chief Biatch or something

  5. #25
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    155
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Skate Canada lists Cheryl McEvoy as the new CEO. Benoit Lavoie is not listed any more.

  6. #26

    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    2,869
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    18
    Could be wrong, but I think Lavoie is on a planned sabbatical.

  7. #27
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    The Spice Rack
    Posts
    2,327
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by googooeyes View Post
    Skate Canada lists Cheryl McEvoy as the new CEO. Benoit Lavoie is not listed any more.
    She is listed as the COO. Chief Operating Officer.

  8. #28
    Crazy Stalker Lady
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Busy stalking the world.
    Posts
    3,918
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    38419
    So Thompson has "retired", and Lavoie is on sabbatical!
    Who's running to show?
    There has to be some executive direction, surely.

    I find all this a little disturbing.
    Under Thompson and Lavoie's direction SC really achieved a lot over the past several years. They brought a whole new energy to the organization. And now it all seems to be falling apart.
    My travel and adventure blog http://alisonanddon.wordpress.com

  9. #29

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,666
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    255
    Quote Originally Posted by alilou View Post
    I find all this a little disturbing.Under Thompson and Lavoie's direction SC really achieved a lot over the past several years.
    Along with the good things achieved, in the last couple years Skate Canada also lost its major sponsors. That can't be a good reflection of Thompson and Lavoies' direction. I was always surprised there wasn't some kind of "restructuring" right after losing the sponsors.

  10. #30
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    155
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I agree that Thompson and Lavoie had a good energy and things seemed to be going well aside from the sponsorship thing. I am surprised by all this, especially the timing. I guess we can't know what goes on behind the scenes. So worlds are in Canada in 6 months and it will be McEvoy looking after things in London presumably.
    Well who knows, maybe it will be better!

  11. #31

    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    9,952
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    904
    Lavoie is listed on the Skate Canada website as being the President of the Board of Directors for the term 2011-2015. So I presume he's still head of the Board, sabbatical or not.

    I heard that the "big wigs" at Skate Canada virtually ignored their Corporate Sponsors, especially BMO, and didn't exactly treat them well. Not surprised to see Thompson out the door when they have had a lot of problems getting new sponsors.
    Last edited by Rafter; 08-18-2012 at 09:16 PM.

  12. #32

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,666
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    255
    Quote Originally Posted by Rafter View Post
    I heard that the "big wigs" at Skate Canada virtually ignored their Corporate Sponsors, especially BMO and didn't exactly treat them well.

  13. #33
    Crazy Stalker Lady
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Busy stalking the world.
    Posts
    3,918
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    38419
    Quote Originally Posted by Rafter View Post

    I heard that the "big wigs" at Skate Canada virtually ignored their Corporate Sponsors, especially BMO, and didn't exactly treat them well. Not surprised to see Thompson out the door when they have had a lot of problems getting new sponsors.
    Well that is sad news.
    I was going to say in their defence that it's easy to get sponsors in the years leading up to a home country olympics, and not surprising that they'd pull out afterwards, but if it's really true that they were ignored by TPTB at SC that's completely indefensible.
    My travel and adventure blog http://alisonanddon.wordpress.com

  14. #34

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Wildrose country
    Posts
    1,334
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    1342
    I thought it was Debbie Wilkes job to look after the corporate sponsors - wasn't that why they hired her as Director of Development?

  15. #35
    I <3 Kozuka
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Vancouver/Seattle
    Posts
    19,078
    vCash
    730
    Rep Power
    37902
    That was my understanding, too.
    "The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •