Chairman and Lead Governor
John Bean joined Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) in January 2010 in the role of senior vice-president, finance and administration and CFO. Bean was named the chief operating officer of CSEC in September 2013 and president in July of 2018 and president and CEO in July 2019.
In his role as president, Bean is responsible for all aspects of operations for all five teams owned by CSEC including the Stampeders, the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League, the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League and the Calgary Wranglers of the American Hockey League.
Bean is Calgary’s lead governor on the CFL board of governors and a member of the CFL audit and finance committee. He is also on the NLL board of governors and serves as the chairman of the NLL audit, finance and compensation committee, is a governor on the WHL Board of Governors and an Alternate Governor on the NHL Board of Governors.
Prior to joining CSEC, Bean, a chartered accountant, held a variety of senior executive roles in the oil and gas services industry including vice-president, finance with CCS Corporation Ltd. and chief financial officer with Hazco Environmental Services Ltd.
Bean was born and raised in Saskatoon and attended the University of Saskatchewan. In 1988, he and his wife Rhonda moved to Calgary, where they have raised two children. Bean enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.