July 14 saw news that the Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) has named Shaun Kindopp as the organization’s new CEO. Kindopp’s appointment comes after a recruitment process launched in May.
Kindopp joins CWA from the Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL), where he served as director of corporate partnerships and sales. Before his role at REAL, Kindopp worked for the Regina Pats Hockey Club, as a senior account executive of corporate partnerships.
“On behalf of CWA’s CWA Board of Directors, we are excited to welcome Shaun to the team,” said CWA President, Kim Hextall. “Shaun’s time in the events industry, corporate sales experience, and passion for the community makes him a great fit for Agribition.”
Kindopp officially joins CWA on August 2, 2022, succeeding previous CEO Chris Lane, who departed earlier this year for Economic Development Regina.
“I am incredibly honoured to be joining an organization with such a prestigious reputation and brand across Canada.” said Kindopp. “Last year’s 50th anniversary show was incredible, and I am looking forward to carrying that positive momentum into this year’s event.”