We are pleased to announce that Lee Smith has been hired as our Director of Operations and Community Curling Centre Development. Lee will be based in our Calgary satellite office, and his first day was February 19, 2019.
In this new position, Lee will have significant focus on assisting to develop and lead club and community development initiatives. He’ll help our clubs and partners drive increased participation for all ages and abilities, and lead advocacy efforts to increase awareness and to influence policymakers to benefit our communities and our sport.
Lee has been working in the curling industry in Alberta for the past 13 years, holding positions at the Calgary Curling Club, the Southern Alberta Curling Association, and most recently as the Manager at the Garrison Curling Club in Calgary. And in addition to his experience as an administrator, but he has also been known to curl in a few leagues and bonspiels himself, is an accomplished level 2 ice technician, and is certified as a Competition Coach. In this breadth of experience, Lee has built a solid track record of accomplishments servicing a diverse membership base and volunteers in fast-paced and complex environments. Notably, during his time as a club manager, Lee effectively managed a large-scale renovation and successfully developed an expanded range programs which boosted club membership. Lee holds a Bachelor of Applied Business and Entrepreneurship with specialization in sports and recreation from Mount Royal College and is due to complete his Master of Business Administration in 2020.
Outside of curling, Lee trains for triathlon and has completed an ironman distance race and several half ironman races. In November he completed the New York Marathon, and in June he will compete in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. During the winter months, Lee spends as many days as possible skiing with his wife, Joanne, and their nine-year-old son, Atlin.
Lee can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-701-2080.