Tim Leer has been named the new Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation.
Leer has spent the past 18 years with Hockey Alberta, having held positions in clinic and program development, and most recently at the Senior Manager level overseeing Team Alberta Programs and Hockey Development for the past 11 years.
In addition to a track record of successful leadership roles within the Hockey Alberta organization, Leer is a well-respected member of Alberta’s hockey community, with 20 years of volunteer coaching experience throughout the province and numerous volunteer roles with Hockey Canada, such as a member of the Hockey Development Committee, Team Canada’s U17 Program, and various team host and leader positions within Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence.
“I’m excited about the opportunity and challenges ahead as the new Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation,” said Leer. “I look forward to working with the Board of Directors, Hockey Alberta, our partners and our donors in continuing to build on the work already established as we move forward in our goal to support and grow the hockey community in Alberta.”
Leer joins the Hockey Alberta Foundation as only the third Executive Director in the organization’s 13-year history. He succeeds Scott Robinson, who recently started as the Chief Executive Officer of the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
“Tim comes to the Foundation with extensive experience and connections in the hockey community. As a Board, we are very happy to have him on our team to utilize his network and continue to grow the Foundation,” said John Windwick, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Hockey Alberta Foundation.
As Leer begins his new chapter with the Hockey Alberta Foundation, Hockey Alberta will not lose Leer as he will continue to be a valued member of the Hockey Alberta Management team.
“Tim has shown excellent leadership in making Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program the finest in Canada,” said Rob Litwinski, Executive Director of Hockey Alberta. “But Tim did a tremendous job of proving to the selection committee that he wants to take on a new challenge using his experience in programming, events, administration and leadership to fulfill the goals of Hockey Alberta Foundation as its Executive Director.”
Leer assumes his new role with the Hockey Alberta Foundation on September 15.