The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have elected two new representatives to the club’s Board of Directors, replacing a trio of recent retirees.
Bill Baines, Kenny Boyce, and Chris Lorenc retired from the board January 1, 2021 as part of the scheduled retirement of directors.
“The contributions from Bill, Kenny and Chris throughout their years of service has been significant,” said board chair Dayna Spiring. “It was a great joy to have the opportunity to celebrate the 107th Grey Cup win alongside them.”
In their place, Frank Robinson and Garth Waddell were elected to the board through the public nomination process. Nominees were considered from past applicants as well as new applications submitted.
Robinson, a former player, also serves on the Blue Bomber Alumni Board of Directors. Over the course of Robinson’s 10-year CFL career, he won two Grey Cups Championships and was a two-time Eastern All Star, as well as serving as a CFL Players Association Representative.
Robinson has worked for companies such as Coca-Cola, AT&T, and Tim Hortons and is currently the owner of a Chicken Chef restaurant location in Winnipeg. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Art in Economics from Tulane University, and after finishing his professional football career, he has remained an avid Blue Bombers supporter and an active member in the Winnipeg community.
Waddell is Vice President of Exchange Income Corporation, a diversified acquisition-oriented public company with operations focused in aerospace and aviation services, equipment and manufacturing. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Waddell has held leadership positions with several Winnipeg-based public companies during his 35-year business career with experience in accounting, finance, operations oversight, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. Waddell has volunteered at numerous athletic events over the years including the Pan Am Games and the Brier. Waddell has had a life-long affinity for the CFL and especially for his hometown Blue Bombers.