Bill Yuill is Chairman and CEO of The Monarch Corporation, a private investment company with corporate offices in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. The Company has four operating divisions in communications, transportation, real estate investments and sports properties.
Since 1977 the sports property division, CSH International Inc., has owned and operated numerous sports franchises in various leagues in both the USA and Canada. Beginning with a franchise in Medicine Hat, Alberta (Pioneer League of Professional Baseball and affiliate of the Oakland 'A's, and then the Toronto Blue Jays), the company expanded to include franchises in Florence, South Carolina (Toronto Blue Jays, A), Ft. Myers Florida (Kansas City Royals, A), Chattanooga, Tennessee (Seattle Mariners, AA), Tucson, Arizona (Houston Astros AAA), Fresno, California (San Francisco Giants, A). The Company then moved on to joining a semi professional basketball league, the World Basketball League, with the Las Vegas Silver Streaks. In 1989, the Company acquired a franchise in the Western Hockey League, the Seattle Thunderbirds and subsequently (2002) moved to establishing an expansion WHL franchise in Everett, Washington (Silvertips). In addition to the Silvertips, the company currently operates the Bloomington Thunder (United States Hockey League), the Amarillo Bulls (North American Hockey League), the North Iowa Bulls (North American Tier III Hockey League), four summer collegiate baseball teams (Chico Heat, Marysville Gold Sox, Medford Rogues, and Yuba City Bears) in the Great West League and the Peoria Pines Golf Course in Arizona.
Bill presently is a Director of two Canadian public companies – Shaw Communications Inc., Calgary, Alberta and The Western Investment Company of Canada, High River, Alberta. He serves as a Director of McKenzie Meadows Golf Club, is a member of the Foundation of St. Andrew’s College in Aurora, Ontario and serves as a Governor of the Western Hockey League.
Bill and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, poviding a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers. The league also provides affordable family entertainment, enriching its member communities in California and Oregon.