'Enormous' job challenge ahead for new Pan Am chairhttp://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/696817
December 29, 2009 John Kernaghan
The Hamilton Spectator
Chairman Roger Garland, hopes to convene
a host company (or HostCo) board meeting soon
with the priority of hiring a CEO and management team.
Possible candidates for the job include Canadian Olympic
Committee CEO Chris Rudge, lready on the Pan Am board,
and Toronto 2010 bid company CEO Jagoda Pike.
Pike, the former Toronto Star and Hamilton
Spectator publisher, has declined to comment.
Rudge said recently he hasn't thrown his hat in any ring.
He is focused on Vancouver 2010, but said
he was flattered to be considered a candidate
and would talk if anyone was to contact him post-Olympics.
IMO, the HostCo should get started without a CEO in place
and hold out until they can get Chris Rudge for the job.
Hamilton city councillors will receive an update Jan. 11 on the status
of the process leading to development of two facilities for the city
-- a $100-million stadium and $11.3-million velodrome.
McMaster University is in line for a $35-million pool to be used for training
during the 2015 Games and Burlington is slated for a $23-million soccer facility.
On Feb. 18, Adames will report to council on a consultant's study
setting out the business case for the stadium and then two sites,
the city's preferred West Harbour and an airport lands location.
Plain English, please. I am confused.
What is meant by the status of the process leading
to development of two facilities for the city
What is meant by
setting out the business case for the stadium.