Rick Traer

Rick Traer joined the CSTA in November 2000 from the Marketing and Sponsorship Division of the National Capital Commission (NCC) in Ottawa where he managed a portfolio of blue chip corporate clients.  Prior to his involvement with the NCC, Rick spent approximately 15 years in the national and provincial sport systems, including nine years as Executive Director of Basketball Canada (1989 -1997).

A graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Masters degree in Sport Administration, Rick has an extensive background in international sport.  He served two terms as President of FIBA Americas (2000-2006), the governing body for basketball in the Americas with 44 member countries, whose headquarters are based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He also served as Vice President of the Association of Pan American Sport Confederations (2003-2007) and was a member of the Canadian Olympic Association from 1993-97.

Rick has led successful bids for three international basketball events. He co-chaired the bid committee and served as Vice President of the 1994 Men’s World Basketball Championships in Toronto, which set records for total attendance (326,000), single game attendance (33,600), event budget ($14.8 million) and total estimated television audience (1.8 billion).