President, Executive Committee Member and CFL Alternate Governor
CFL: 3rd season
Stamps: 3rd season
Gordon D. Norrie was introduced as Stampeders president on Feb. 21, 2013. He is the 29th president in club history and oversees all of the Stampeders’ business operations. He brings a wealth of business experience to the organization as well as his innovative and people-focused leadership style.
Gordon was born in the beautiful Moselle Valley of France, where his parents were serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Cold War years. Gordon’s formative years were spent in Cold Lake and Calgary, where he attended Central Memorial High School. In 1985, he was offered a position in advertising sales with the Calgary Sun newspaper. His talent and dedication to his job resulted in rapid promotions to general manager and then, by 1999, publisher. He went on to head the Winnipeg Sun and the Edmonton Sun newspapers before being transferred back to Calgary in 2008 as the Calgary Sun publisher and Vice President for Sun Media’s Western Canada Operations.
During his tenure as Executive Vice-President for Western Operations, he was responsible for creating the business plan and growth strategy for 52 western-based media operations, print and digital.
Norrie has not restricted his talents to the business world. He has always been a community-minded individual and has voluntarily served on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Asper School of Business, as a board member of The Better Business Bureau of both Calgary and Winnipeg, Kids Cancer Foundation Ride for a life — Sponsorship Committee and recently as a Director of the Air Force Museum Society of Alberta.
On Dec. 13, 2005, Premier Ralph Klein presented Gordon with the Alberta Gold Centennial Medal for his many contributions to journalism and community affairs.
Norrie lives in Calgary with his wife Susan. They have three children — Mackenzie, Christian and Ashleigh.