Saskatchewan Roughrider Chairman of the Board Roger Brandvold announced today the contract extension of President and CEO Jim Hopson. The one-year extension will see Hopson continue in his role with the organization into 2015.
Jim Hopson came on board in 2005 as the Roughriders’ first Chief Executive Officer and over the past nine plus years, fans have seen many changes on and off the field. The changes and a focus on excellence in all areas of the operation have seen the Riders reach the Grey Cup four times in the last seven years, winning championships in 2013 and 2007. A new level of expectations has been set and Jim continues to focus on building long term stability with championship level football supported by strong business acumen.
Off the field the Riders continue to excel as a business and achieve record profits. Over the past few years, the organization has won Paragon Awards for both marketing and community involvement; been named as one of Saskatchewan’s Top 100 companies: selected one of Saskatchewan’s Top 20 Employers; a regional winner for Most Admired Corporate Culture; and an Honorary ABEX Award Winner. These have all been steps in achieving the level of excellence Jim desires for the organization.