Jeff Sauvé Appointed Executive Director of BC Adaptive Snowsports
BC Adaptive Snowsports today announced the appointment of Jeff Sauvé as the new Executive Director, effective April 1. Jeff has served in a variety of senior leadership roles in Canadian sport over the last 15 years, including the Chief Executive Officer of a National Sport Federation and a Provincial Sport Organization. In addition to his work experience; Jeff has a masters in sport management and is currently, outside of his work hours, completing a doctorate at UBC with a focus on athlete well-being.
As a contributing leader to Canadian sport, Jeff has most recently served on the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Team Selection Committee as well as Co-Chairing the Canadian Summer Sport Caucus. An advocate for safe and inclusive sport, Jeff has recently represented the sport sector on the Federal Provincial Territorial working group tasked with implementing concussion and injury guidelines across Canadian sport, health and education.
With BC Adaptive Snowsports, Jeff will be responsible for the overall management and leadership of the organization and staff, including the implementation of a soon-to-be refreshed Board-driven strategic plan.
“Jeff is an experienced and passionate leader in British Columbia and Canadian sport”, said Sarah Morris-Probert, President of BC Adaptive Snowsports. “We are confident in Jeff’s ability to grow the profile, events and program offerings within our organization, while at the same time being a strong advocate for our mission. This is an exciting hire for BC Adaptive Snowsports.”
“BC Adaptive Snowsports is a meaningful and positive organization I am honoured to serve and advocate for,” said Sauvé. “I am grateful to the Board for providing me this opportunity. There is tremendous growth potential for this organization and we will build through partnership and tenacity. I am excited to fully immerse myself in the role and be judged on the outcomes we will achieve.”
Growing up in Midland, Ontario and as dual sport athlete from Queen’s University (hockey and lacrosse), Jeff describes his skiing style as “very much like an Ontario-raised ice hockey player who works hard to keep up on the mountain with my wife Sara and young children, Griffin and Ellysen. However, regardless of our individual abilities, above all else we deeply value the freedom of the mountain culture provided in British Columbia, and the great joy of snowsports.”