BILL YUILL - Consolidated Sports Holdings Chairman, CEO
Bill Yuill is Chairman and CEO of The Monarch Corporation, a private investment company with corporate offices in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. The Company has four active divisions related to transportation, real estate, sports properties and investment portfolios.
Since 1977 the sports property division, CSH International Inc., has owned and operated numerous sports franchises in various leagues in both the USA and Canada. Beginning with a franchise in Medicine Hat, Alberta (Pioneer League of Professional Baseball and affiliate of the Oakland ‘A’s, and then the Toronto Blue Jays), the company expanded to include franchises in Florence, South Carolina (Toronto Blue Jays, A), Ft. Myers Florida (Kansas City Royals, A), Chattanooga, Tennessee (Seattle Mariners, AA), Tucson, Arizona (Houston Astros AAA), Fresno, California (San Francisco Giants, A). The Company then moved on to joining a semi professional basketball league, the World Basketball League, with the Las Vegas Silver Streaks. In 1989, the Company acquired a franchise in the Western Hockey League, the Seattle Thunderbirds and subsequently (2002) moved to establishing an expansion WHL franchise in Everett, Washington (Silvertips). In addition to the Silvertips, the Company currently operates the Central Illinois Flying Aces of the United States Hockey League, the Amarillo Bulls of the North American Hockey League, the North Iowa Bulls of the North American Tier III Hockey League, and has an interest in the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League.
CSH International, Inc., operates the Medford Rogues and has interests in the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox, and the Chico Heat, summer collegiate baseball teams in the Great West League and a golf property in Peoria, Arizona.
Bill presently is a Director of two Canadian public companies – Shaw Communications Inc., Calgary, Alberta and The Western Investment Company of Canada, High River, Alberta. He serves as a Director of McKenzie Meadows Golf Club, is a member of the Foundation of St. Andrew’s College in Aurora, Ontario and serves as a Governor of the Western Hockey League.
Mr. Yuill received the Milner Fenerty Pinnacle Award in 1995, the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003 and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. In 2006 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Lethbridge, in 2016 was inducted into The Alberta Order of Excellence, in 2017 was awarded an Honorary Applied Degree from the Medicine Hat College and will be inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame in October 2017.
He is a graduate of the Young President’s Organization, Alberta Chapter and is a member and past chairman of the World President’s Organization, Alberta Chapter.
Bill has been involved in community organizations including the Medicine Hat College Foundation, the Medicine Hat and District United Way and the Medicine Hat Family YMCA. He also served on the Alberta Economic Development Authority.
Bill and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Medicine Hat, Alberta.