Scott Robinson named Red Deer chamber CEO

Robinson served as CEO of 2019 Canada Winter Games

Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce CEO Scott Robinson (Photo contributed)

The man who led Red Deer’s 2019 Canada Winter Games has been chosen to head the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce.

Scott Robinson started work as chief executive officer on Monday.

The chamber’s board said in a statement that Robinson brings a wealth of experience that includes over 25 years of executive and managerial experience with organizations of all sizes.

Besides his Winter Games CEO role, he has served as executive director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation. Most recently, Scott has operated his own consulting practice, and has been the acting CEO of the Central Alberta Sport Authority.

Robinson’s experience in leadership led him to pursue a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership with Royal Roads University, where he was awarded the Founders Award for Excellence in Sustainable Leadership.

An avid community volunteer, Robinson has board and volunteer experience with Red Deer Polytechnic, The Donald School of Business, Westerner Park Governance Committee, Alberta Parks Recreation Association among others.

“I am very excited to join the chamber of commerce team and want to thank president Matt Cassidy and the chamber board for choosing me to help lead the chamber along with a dedicated and talented staff,” he said in a statement.

“Red Deer is such an amazing community, and we have a dynamic and world leading business community that I look forward to listening to and learning from in the months ahead.”

“After an exhaustive search this fall, the board is confident in Scott’s experience and ability to lead the chamber forward, and to propel the successful legacy of the chamber in support of our membership, and the business community as a whole,” said Cassidy.