Chairman & CEO, CSH International, Inc.
Bill Yuill is Chairman and CEO of The Monarch Corporation, a private investment company with corporate offices in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. The corporation is the parent company for three holding companies, Monarch Venture Inc, Consolidated Sports Holdings Ltd, and Traxx Transportation. Each of these holding companies have numerous operating companies. For more information on The Monarch Corporation please visit www.monarch.net
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.
Bill is currently a Director of Shaw Communications Inc. and the Chairman of their Human Resources and Compensation Committee. He is also a Director of the Western Investment Company of Canada Ltd. (2016), a Trustee of the St. Andrew’s College Foundation (2001) and a Governor of the Western Hockey League (1989). He served as a Director of the Western Financial Group from 2004 to 2011.
Bill has received numerous awards, including the Milner Fenerty Pinnacle Award (1995), the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2003) and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013). He also received an Honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Lethbridge (2006) and the Alberta Order of Excellence Award (2016) and an Honorary Degree from the Medicine Hat College (2017) and just recently got inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame (2017).