PGA of Alberta Announces New Executive Director

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The PGA of Alberta has come to an agreement and signed a new Executive Director to replace the departing Phil Berbue.

Robert Rousselle takes on his new position after the PGA of Alberta went through an extensive search of over 80 candidates.
 
Rousselle will be starting on October 1st and will have 3 weeks with Berube to learn and ask questions, both will be at the Buying Show in October and the PGA of Alberta has said they see this time as a great chance for Rouselle to learn about their association.
 
The Association's process narrowed candidates down to 4 interviews and from there they had 2nd interviews with 2 candidates.
 
PGA of Alberta president Brett Burgeson stated that Rouselle was outstanding through the entire interview process and each time they met with him Rousselle showed that they had made the correct decision.
 
Here is a short bio for Robert Rousselle:
 
• A respected and innovative leader with more than 25 years’ experience working in sports, specifically in alpine ski racing, including over a decade in senior administrative management roles and international operations.
 
• Robert has had success as a team leader, overseeing the planning and implementation of national ski team operations at major events including three Olympic Winter Games, six Alpine World Ski Championships and numerous World Cups. Robert has been extensively involved in the operations of Alpine Canada and clubs, from the “grass roots” through to national and Olympic teams. Some of his key strengths are effective management (organization/systematic), developing strong relationships, and building teams through collaborative leadership.
 
• A graduate of the University of Ottawa (Bachelor of Physical Education), he is highly-organized and dedicated to achieving exceptional results. He is fully bilingual in both English and French.
 
• Robert and his family enjoy a passion for sports.  His hobbies include cycling, skiing, hockey, golf, water sports, reading, traveling and adventures.
 
• Based in Calgary, he is married with two daughters – five-year old Brooke and eight-year-old Sara. His wife Lindsey is a physiotherapist and an alumni of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team.
 
Beginning October 1, 2013 Robert can be reached by email: robert.rousselle@pgaofalberta.com or by contacting the PGA of Alberta Office at 403.256.8894.
 
 
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