WILLARD YUILL

Willard Yuill

DIRECTOR

To Bill Yuill, the real purpose of business is to build value by making something worth more than it was when you first discovered it. Bill has been successfully building value his whole life. His business ventures have spanned many industries, but more importantly he has always used his resources and experience to support the community around him, focused on making it a better place.

Bill is Chairman, President and CEO of The Monarch Corporation where he upholds a family tradition of being active on many fronts, always looking for the next opportunity and ready for the next challenge. The company has four active divisions related to transportation, real estate, sports properties and public and private investment portfolios. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Monarch Communications Inc., the parent company of Monarch Broadcasting Ltd. and Monarch Cable systems Ltd.

Bill has a passion for sports, holding many leadership roles in various sports as well as working to connect young athletes to scholarships and training opportunities. One of his private companies, CSH International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, was the first independent operator of a complete organized minor league baseball system. Overtime the company operated baseball, basketball and hockey franchises in 14 difference leagues, covering twelve states and one province.

One of Bill’s major philanthropic efforts saw the Yuill Family Foundation contribute $2 million to help create the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. The Foundation is also a major supporter of education.

Mr. Yuill 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. Bill and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Medicine Hat, Alberta where he stands by his hometown.

Selected Achievements

  • Inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • Was awarded an Honorary Applied Degree from the Medicine Hat College in 2017.
  • Inducted into The Alberta Order of Excellence in 2016.
  • Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.
  • Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Lethbridge 2006.
  • Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003.
  • Milner Fenerty Pinnacle Award in 1995.

Qualifications

  • Chairman and CEO of The Monarch Corporation.
  • Chairman and CEO of CSH International, Inc.
  • Chairman and CEO of Monarch Communications Inc., the parent Company of Monarch Broadcasting Ltd. and Monarch Cable systems Ltd.
  • Director of Shaw Communications Inc. (1999 – present), including Chairman of their Human Resources and Compensation Committee.
  • Director of the Western Financial Group from 2004 to 2011.
  • Director of McKenzie Meadows Golf Club (1994).
  • Trustee of the St. Andrew’s College Foundation (2001).
  • Governor of the Western Hockey League (1989).
  • Director of Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede.
  • Chairman of the Medicine Hat College Foundation.

Industry Experience

  • Through the Monarch Corporation has invested in radio and television broadcasting, cable television, sports franchises, transportation, commercial real estate and cattle ranching.
  • Member of Alberta Economic Development Authority.