Jerry Dobrovolny

Jerry was part of the UBC Thunderbirds’ 1982 Vanier Cup Championship team where he was an All-Canadian offensive lineman.  He was selected first overall in the 1983 CFL draft and played in the CFL for five years with Calgary, Montreal and Ottawa. Jerry is currently the Director of Transportation for the City of Vancouver. He received his civil engineering degree from the University of British Columbia, a Masters of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, and has worked at the city for 26 years. Jerry served as a City Councillor for the City of New Westminster for nine years and has served on numerous boards and commissions including Metro Vancouver’s Labour Relations Bureau, the New Westminster Heritage Foundation, New Westminster’s Arts and Culture Commission and the Transportation Association of Canada’s Chief Engineers’ Council.   

David Negrin

David played for the Thunderbirds from 1978 to 1979. David is currently CEO of the MST Development Corporation managing billions worth of real estate development with the First Nations. Previously he was the President of Aquilini Development and Construction Ltd, where he oversaw the construction of three towers around Rogers Arena, Prior to joining Aquilini Development and Construction Ltd, David was the Senior Vice President of Concord Pacific Group. As an industry leader in restorative development, David has also served as both a Director and President of the Urban Development Institute – Pacific Region.

Richard Jackson 

Richard received his Bachelor of Economics in 1985 from Harvard University, where he was a three-time All-American, three-time All Ivy League Player, and three-time National Champion with the squash team. He then went on to receive his law degree from the University of Victoria. Richard is currently a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP, one of Canada’s largest business law firms. He is listed in Chambers Global as one of the World’s Leading Lawyers.