[photopress:gregStremlaw3.jpg,full,alignleft]Following the departure of Dave Parkes in May, the Canadian Curling Association has named Greg Stremlaw as it’s new CEO.
Stremlaw, a native of Niagara Falls Ontario is not a curler but he surely knows his way around the business of sport. His resume has seen him helm a number of sports organizations and that experience serve him well in his new position. He will begin his duties at the CCA in May.
Currently a resident of Cambridge, Ontario, Stremlaw was most recently the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort in Kitchener, where he has been employed since 2002. Prior to that, he worked as Director, Sport Services & Bobsleigh/Luge for the Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA) from 1996-2002, which included his role as Race Chairman/Race Director for all International World Championships/World Cup events in the sports of Skeleton, Luge and Bobsleigh.
He also holds degrees from the University of Miami (Masters of Sports Management) in Coral Gables, Florida, the University of Maine (Masters of Business Administration) in Orono, Maine and the University of Western Ontario (Bachelor of Arts in Commerce) in London, Ontario.
Certainly part of Stremlaw’s job will be to restore confidence in an organization that has seen it’s share of controversy. A number decisions made by his predecessor Parkes including ones involving the TV schedule have left the CCA struggling to gain the trust of the Canadian curler. It should prove interesting to watch how Stremlaw makes his mark in his new role.
One thing is sure, we’ll all be watching.