Former World Cup Soccer Player and a member of Canada’s Soccer Hall of Fame, Helen Stoumbos will be spearheading The Guelph Games. With an extensive history in media production and as a partner in 2 media production companies and one music production company, Helen has managed and lead many multi-faceted productions. Helen is also a proud Guelphite having been born and raised in the Royal City!
MIKE F. JEAN
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Sow and Grow Communications is led by Chief Strategist, Mike F. Jean. Mike F. Jean has 17 years of marketing experience having worked with billion dollar and startups alike.Sow and Grow Communications a marketing company based in Guelph that uses forward-thinking strategy and digital marketing to help companies that do good do better.
John Sleeman is Founder and Chair of Sleeman Breweries Ltd. In 1985, John restarted his family’s heritage in the Canadian beer industry with original patent, bottles, labels and recipes. 2019 saw his relaunch of the Sleeman family spirits business, Spring Mill Distillery. Located in a Guelph heritage building, he and his business partner & master distiller create fine vodka and gin and are laying down their own whisky in barrels. John’s love of sport goes back to his playing days where he participated in a variety of sports and he still loves to watch a good football or hockey game!
Gia Lucchetta is a community ambassador and realtor with a wealth of knowledge about the city of Guelph. Born and raised in Guelph, Gia attended the University of Western Ontario and returned to become an actively-involved resident, including serving as the Past President of the Guelph & District Association of Realtors and as a 20-year Board member of Wyndham House. Gia’s community involvement has been recognized with nominations for the YMCA Women of Distinction Award for Voluntary Community Service. As a sponsor of “The Good Games,” Gia supports community initiatives and promotes the city to out of town athletes through a social media series called “Around town with Gia.” With her knowledge, honesty, and caring approach, Gia is a valued member of the “The Good Games” team.
President and CEO of Sport BC and the CEO and driving force behind the 2016 America’s Masters Games In 2016, Vancouver successfully hosted the inaugural edition of the Americas Masters Games, a multi-sport masters competition open to all countries around the world and accessible at all levels of performance. Over 10 days of competition, 5000 participants from 50 countries competed in 23 sports.
Susan Frasson is an experienced business advisor with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Born and raised in Guelph, Susan draws inspiration from her parents, who instilled in her a strong work ethic and a commitment to community. As a community volunteer, Susan is passionate about making a difference and helping others. Susan is an integral part of “The Good Games” team, actively contributing to planning and providing valuable advice when needed.
Stu Lang is an important member of “The Good Games” team, bringing a wealth of experience to the event. Stu played in the CFL as a wide receiver and won five Grey Cups in eight seasons. He later served as the head coach of the 2015 Yates Cup-winning Gryphon team at the University of Guelph. Stu is also a successful businessman who has led and invested in various companies. He has a passion for developing transformative projects and building strong relationships with people. Stu’s expertise in football and business makes him a valuable member of our team, and we are grateful for his contributions to the event.
KEVIN THOMAS MCKITRICK
Kevin is the principal at Edgehill Design, a leading event management company that has been creating events and fundraisers for over 25 years and currently is the event coordinator for Google.
TECHNICAL FACILITIES ADVISOR
Scott Pollard, president of Palmer Audio Inc, founded in 1980, has become one of Canada’s leading event production specialists. Extensive experience in event audio-visual design and execution, Palmer has successfully produced events on four different continents for a multitude of renowned international clients.
CHAIR OF SPORT AND MEDICAL
The Good Games are working closely with Scott McRoberts, Athletic Director at the University of Guelph, to ensure a first class experience for all the athletes and their families. The majority of the competitions will take place at the University Of Guelph and their top notch facilities.