Executive and Operations Staff
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Williams was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where he still resides.
Awarded the Rhodes Scholarship in 1969, Mr. Williams received a degree in Arts in Law from Oxford University in England, and then returned to Canada to earn a Bachelor of Law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax. Building one of the most successful practices in Atlantic Canada, his legal career included successfully representing the wrongfully convicted, victims of sexual abuse, and high profile murder trials.
Mr. Williams also led a consortium seeking Newfoundland and Labrador’s first cable television license, establishing of one of the largest communications companies in Atlantic Canada. He later sold this company in a multi-hundred million-dollar transaction. His other business interests have included ventures in offshore oil and gas, the tourism industry through the building and operation of three golf courses, and significant real estate holdings.
Mr. Williams has served as Chair of the Canadian Parliamentary Channel, Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, Chair of the Provincial Government Offshore Oil Impact Advisory Council, and a member of charitable organizations such as the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Iris Kirby House, and the Vera Perlin Society. Donating his entire political salary, he also founded the Williams Family Foundation, which focuses mainly on assisting sick children in need.
Some of the recognitions and honours Mr. Williams has received include: Honourary Fellow of the Waterford Institute of Technology of Ireland; Honourary Doctorate from the University of PEI; member of the Queen’s Counsel; member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame; Corporate Knights of Canada Award of Distinction; Institute of Governance’s Modern Maker of Canada; honourary designation from the Mi’Kmaq Nation; the Ches Loughlin Conservation Award; and many other business, sport and voluntary awards and distinction.
On October 21, 2003, Mr. Williams became the 9th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. Among his greatest accomplishments as Premier was negotiating groundbreaking agreements with the largest oil and gas companies in the world resulting in unprecedented equity stakes, royalty rates and local benefits. Under his leadership, the province also achieved “have” status for the first time in confederation, and dramatically improved the financial status of the province. Among many other accomplishments, his government implemented a nation-leading Poverty Reduction Strategy, the most attractive Student Aid Program in the country and an international multi award-winning tourism marketing campaign.
Mr. Williams has been actively involved in hockey as a player and coach, was the founder and president of the St. John’s Junior Hockey League, was instrumental in bringing the St. John’s Maple Leafs AHL team to St. John’s, was a significant driver in building Mile One Centre, and served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.
Governor and Chief Operating Officer
Glenn is a four-time American Hockey League award winner. He was awarded the James Hendy Award as the league’s top executive twice in 2002 and 2012 and the Thomas Ebright Award for lifelong contribution to the AHL in 2005. Glenn also received the Ken McKenzie Award in 1997 for outstanding promotion of the AHL in St. John’s.
A sports executive with an extensive background in sports management, marketing and national entertainment events, Glenn has spent the past 20 years managing and directing the business operations of four professional sports franchises and related properties, including the St. John’s Maple Leafs (AHL), Idaho Steelheads (ECHL), Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL), and St. John’s IceCaps (AHL). He is the recipient of numerous awards and professional honors, including the 2005 Thomas Ebright Award for career contributions to the AHL, 2004 Canadian Special Olympics Sports Celebrities Festival National Volunteer of the Year, and one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs. In 2002, Glenn was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for significant contributions to Canada.
Contact Glenn at [email protected].
Vice President, Operations
A native of St. John’s, Rob brings more than 12 years of experience in the sport and entertainment industry, having most recently worked in Vancouver, where he was part of the award-winning marketing and sponsorship team of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. That team raised a record $760 million in domestic sponsorship for the 2010 Winter Games. Following the Olympics, Mullowney, who holds a Master’s Degree in Sport Management, joined the Twentyten Group, a handpicked team of alumni from the 2010 Winter Games. Prior to living in Vancouver, he worked in a senior sales and marketing capacity with both Mile One Centre and the St. John’s Maple Leafs.
Contact Rob at [email protected].
Director of Hockey Operations
A native of Nova Scotia, Brad has a law degree from Western New England University and a business degree from Saint Mary’s University. He spent three years working in Reebok Hockey’s marketing department and recently assisted the Washington Capitals hockey operations department with multiple salary arbitrations. Andrews also worked at a number of AHL All-Star Games and Hockey Canada events, including the 2003 World Junior Championships.
Contact Brad at [email protected].
Director of Community Partnerships
A Mount Pearl native, Trevor has returned to his home province, having spent the past three seasons in community partnerships with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. Prior to moving to Edmonton, Murphy spent eight years with Hockey Canada’s Atlantic Regional Centre in Saint John, NB.
Contact Trevor at [email protected].
Director of Communications
A native of St. John’s, David has nearly 25 years of media experience and seven years in public relations with the governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. David has a Bachelor of Arts degree (English) from Memorial University and Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College.
Contact David at [email protected].
Director of Finance
A native of St. John’s, Heather graduated with honours with a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed her Chartered Accountancy designation at the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy. Heather worked with Ernst & Young for three years, including one year as a Senior Accountant in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Contact Heather at [email protected].
Game Ops Producer
Digital Media Coordinator
Corporate Services Manager
Sport/Recreation Management Intern