Pan-Am Games CEO to speak at Lowes Fund Breakfast

Ian Troop, head of Games organizing committee, will discuss how the GTA is preparing for the event

The Insurance Institute of Ontario has announced that Ian Troop, head of the Toronto Pan-Am Games organizing committee, will speak at the 20th anniversary of the Lowes Fund Breakfast.

The Lowes Fund Breakfast 2013 will be held at The National Club in Toronto on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8 a.m.

Proceeds of the breakfast seminar will go to the John E. Lowes Insurance Education Fund. The fund has awarded more than $30,000 in financial assistance since 1993 to students completing a post-secondary education, including property and casualty insurance studies.

Troop, CEO of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee, will be speaking about how the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is preparing for “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

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TORONTO 2015 is responsible for planning, managing and delivering the 2015 Games. Featuring 48 sports, the Pan American Games will take place on July 10−26 and the Parapan American Games on August 7–14.

Troop has spent 20 years running businesses in Mexico, Europe and North America at Procter & Gamble. He later moved to ConAgra Foods, where he served as president of their international division, turning it into a $1.5-billion business. He managed a $42-billion pension fund at OMERS in 2009, when he was named CEO of TORONTO 2015.

A native of Georgetown, Ont., Troop has served on the advisory board of the National Hockey League Players Association, co-founded a community hockey program in Warsaw, Poland, and coached youth hockey in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was drafted in 1981 by the Canadian Football League club Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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