John Ruddy – President
A defensive back that played at Carleton 1970-1975. John Ruddy is president of the Trinity Development Group and a partner in the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group poised to bring a CFL franchise back to a redeveloped Lansdowne Park. John’s Trinity Development Foundation supports a long list of local charities. John has been instrumental to the revival of Carleton football with his generous gift and ongoing support and recently John joined the Carleton University Board of Governors.
“We didn’t want to just bring football back — we want to bring it back under the conditions required for it to succeed over the long term,”
An offensive Guard, from 1969 to 71. In the 1971 season he was a team captain and conference All-star. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Bill made his way to Toronto and became a chartered accountant. In 1976 he joined the Max Tanenbaum Group of companies and held several senior positions in their real estate development division over a 20 year period.
Bill currently runs his own real estate development company in the Town of Oakville and is involved in various office/commercial ventures.Bill shares a passion with a lot of former Old Crows to bring back a first class football operation to Carleton.
A defensive tackle from 1970 to 1974, was All-Canadian in 1972 , a conference All-Star in 1972 and 1974 and a captain during his last two seasons. Brian played four seasons with the Ottawa Rough Riders. Today Brian is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Russel Metals. Mr. Hedges' business career encompasses the positions of Chief Financial Officer, President and CEO of Gandalf Technologies, as well as Chief Financial Officer of Teleglobe Inc. Brian is also a member of the Carleton Ravens Hall of Fame inducted in 2003.
An offensive guard for the Ravens football team from 1983 to 1986, McKerrow was the Ravens’ lineman of the year and a conference All Star in 1986. He graduated in 1987 with a BA Honours, and was an assistant coach with the Ravens from 1989 to 1991. McKerrow later joined the Old Crow Society (alumni association) executive, and has served as President since 1998. In recogniton for his efforts, he was named Carleton University’s 2011 Alumni Volunteer of the Year. McKerrow is a Registered Rehabilitation Professional and works in the field of disability management and vocational rehabilitation.
“We aimed to attain a true partnership with the university that would see the football team be a full and supportive member of Carleton’s varsity athletics programming, while independently financed, governed and operated through our ongoing involvement. I believe we have fully realized our goal”
Duncan Watt serves as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Carleton University. Mr. Watt joined the administration at Carleton in 1994 as Associate Vice-president of Finance and Administration having served in that capacity at the University of Regina for nine years. His previous positions also include Director of Facility Planning for Saskatchewan Advanced Education and Manpower and Facility Engineer for the Department of National Defence in Calgary. He has ... also served as an officer in the Canadian Forces. He is a civil engineer. He received a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the Royal Military College of Canada and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. He serves as Director of Hydro Ottawa Limited.
Played at Carleton 1973-1975. Martin Owens has a large solicitors practice, with a focus on real estate, wills, estate administration, and business law. Martin regularly acts for various large and small, public and private sector organizations, and has also assisted a local school board in the acquisition, development and sales of dozens of school sites. Martin obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Ottawa University in 1979 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981.
Played at Carleton 1974-1977. After graduating from Carleton University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree, Gene Rheaume began his career articling for KPMG, Canada's largest accounting firm. Mr. Rheaume received his certification from the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1980 and has since become both a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Fraud Examiner. An expert in personal and corporate taxation issues, Mr. Rheaume has also developed a solid reputation helping windfall recipients. His tax background, his experience in preparing financial projections and his ability to analyze complicated and diverse options have helped clients build wealth and make wise choices for over 29 years.