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Tim Reid steps down as Northlands president

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Vinesh Pratap sits down with Northlands CEO Tim Reid to discuss the future of the organization – Mar 13, 2016

Northlands announced the resignation of its CEO and president, Tim Reid, on Friday.

In a news release, the organization said it had “mixed emotions” about the change. It said Northlands is working towards a “renewed vision, rooted in sustainability, agriculture and major event production” and that some organizational change should be expected.

Later Friday, Evraz Place (operated by the Regina Exhibition Association Limited) announced Reid as its new president and CEO, effective March 5. The association runs the Brandt Centre and Mosaic Stadium.

Evraz Place is home to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Regina Pats, Regina Soccer Association, minor sports, concerts and trade shows.

Reid will replace Mark Allan, who is retiring in March.

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Northlands praised Reid for the work he did over three years.

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“Northlands needed a leader we knew could navigate the uncertainty,” board of directors chair, Geoff Oberg, said.  “In just over three years, Tim took Northlands through a historic transformation that has carved out a new path for our future.”

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Oberg said Northlands wishes Reid and his family well in their next chapter and thanked him for the work he contributed to the organization, community and region.

When the Edmonton Oilers moved from Rexall Place to Rogers Place, Northlands had to look at how it could adapt and continue to offer value to the community.

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In September 2017, the city decided to take over the Northlands Coliseum (formerly Rexall Place). After 43 years in operation, the arena was officially closed on Jan. 1, 2018.

Kevin Gunderman will be Northlands’ interim president and CEO effective immediately. He was hired as vice president of corporate services in January 2017.

“I am incredibly excited about the path that has been laid out for Northlands,” Gunderman said. “This storied organization is poised for great things in the future.”

Reid was appointed as president and CEO of Northlands in September 2014.

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