Ontario Hockey Federation Welcomes Board of Directors and Committee Members Under New Governance Model
Date: Sep, 20, 2018 03:40 AM EDT
CAMBRIDGE, ON – The Ontario Hockey Federation is pleased to welcome the new Board of Directors and Committee members ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Tony Foresi was named Chair of the Board at the Federation’s June Annual General Meeting, following a successful two-year term as President of the OHF. Serving alongside Foresi as Directors are John Kastner, John Jamieson, Hugh Riddle, Jeffrey Turner, Geoffrey Shaw, Harry Blinkhorn and Kevin Burkett.
The independent Board of Directors, elected by the Members, will serve as the inaugural Board under the new OHF Governance Model. The model sets the OHF Governance in line with the Hockey Canada model, the Ontario Not-for-Profit Act, and Sports Recognition Policy; the role of President is replaced by Chairman of the Board and the other OHF Officer positions (First Vice President, Second Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer) have been eliminated. In their first term, John Kastner, John Jamieson, Hugh Riddle and Harry Blinkhorn will serve for a 3-year term, while Kevin Burkett, Geoff Shaw and Jeff Turner will serve 2-year terms.
Among Director responsibilities is to serve as chairs to a standing committee. Jeffrey Turner is the Chair of Minor Committee, Geoff Shaw is the Chair of Junior Committee, John Jamieson is the Chair of Minor-Junior Committee, John Neville is the Chair of the Governance Nomination Committee, Kevin Burkett is the Chair of the Ad Hoc Constitution Committee, Rob Mazzuca is the Chair of the Competitions Committee, John Kastner is the Chair of the LOR Review Committee, Harry Blinkhorn is the Chair of the Risk Management Committee, Alf Johnson is the Chair of the Registration Committee, Rick Morphew is the OHF Referee in Chief and Chair of the Officiating Development Committee and Hugh Riddle is the Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
The new model is set to increase engagement of our Members and create a more fluid connection to our stakeholders for the betterment of our associations, teams and players.
The OHF has been in existence since 1989 and is comprised of seven Members: the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario (Alliance), the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA), Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA.)
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