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V.P. Facilities and Operations

The Rexall Sports Corporation and Edmonton Oilers is proud to welcome Tom Cornwall to the position of Vice President, Facilities and Operations in May of 2010. A veteran of 35 years in the venue management industry, Tom joins the organization after a four-year senior position with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the Paralympic 2010 Winter Games. During his tenure in Vancouver he served as Vice President, Venue Management, Event Services, Medical Services, Anti Doping and Accreditation.

Tom first came to Edmonton in August of 1994. He was an executive with Ogden Entertainment Services and during his time in Edmonton served as Executive Director, Edmonton Coliseum, Senior VP Coliseum Management Inc and eventually Executive Director, Coliseum Operations for the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club.

Prior to Edmonton he was in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Ogden Entertainment as Director of Facilities at the Target Center, and at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona as Director of Operations.

With the sale of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club to Edmonton Investors Group in 1998, Tom left Edmonton to join the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and the Paralympic 2002 Winter Games as Group General Manager, Ice Venues.

Following the 2002 Olympics he continued in the facility management industry as Executive Director of the Rivercenter and Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa and later as Executive Director, Three Rivers Campus in Kennewick, Washington before joining VANOC in 2006.

Tom and his wife Betsy are the proud parents of six children and three grandchildren.