August 25, 2015 - The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced on Monday, August 24 that it has hired Cal Bricker as its new Senior Vice President of Horse Racing.
Building on the work that has been underway over the past several months, Bricker will provide dedicated leadership as OLG continues to integrate horse racing into the provincial gaming strategy, according to an OLG release on the hiring.
According to his Linkedin profile, Bricker served as Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications for Waste Management in Canada from 2003 to 2014. Prior to that, he worked in Public affairs, for Labatt Breweries of Canada from 1992 to 2001, and Labatt USA from 2001 to 2003. Bricker has a PhD, International Relations, from the University of Alberta.
According to the OLG, Bricker will strengthen the OLG’s efforts to support industry self-governance by focusing on the ongoing development of strong working partnerships with the horse racing industry, government and regulatory bodies.
Touching on Bricker’s background, the OLG release states that Bricker has experience working in complex business environments that generate revenue while protecting the public interest. The release goes on to state that Bricker’s background in building partnerships among diverse stakeholders with multiple interests will serve OLG well, as the corporation works to create the conditions for sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario.
Bricker’s first day at OLG will be September 1, 2015.