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October 25, 2016
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Ian Troop
Ian Troop

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Laurier alumnus Ian Troop named CEO of the 2015 Pan Am Games

Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing

Feb 11/10

Laurier alumnus Ian Troop (BBA '81) has been named chief executive officer of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American (Pan Am) Games. 

The Pan Am Games is a summer, multi-sport event for all nations in the Americas. Troop will oversee the games' $1.4-billion budget.

Troop is a former varsity Golden Hawk football player and member of the 1978 team inducted into the Golden Hawk Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was named Laurier Alumnus of the Year by the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association in recognition of the tremendous amount of time and support he has given the university over the years.

“Ian will make an immense contribution to the success of the Pan Am Games and will draw on his considerable business, managerial and athletic experience in doing so,” said Laurier president Max Blouw. “We are proud that a Laurier alumnus will help to showcase Canada's sports excellence to the world. We wish him great success.”

Troop graduated from Laurier with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1981. After graduation, he joined Procter & Gamble, where he was a successful executive for more than 20 years. After Procter & Gamble, he was president of ConAgra Foods' international operations. Most recently, he served as operating advisor to OMERS Private Equity.

As CEO of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Troop is responsible for training venue agreements, 19,000 volunteers, the upgrading of facilities and construction of new facilities, vendor and supplier contractions, transportation, security and communications technology services, marketing, sponsorship, ticketing and broadcasting, and staging the competition's 48 sports. 

“I am very excited that people and organizations are raring to go and anxious to be part of these Games,” Troop said in a news statement. “I look forward to actively working with all the Games partners so that we can take advantage of this support and ensure there are widespread opportunities for full participation.”

Read the official press release here.

Click here to read story in The Globe and Mail.


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