Lee Drake, Manager Marketing, Brands & PlayWise – Lee is the Manager of Marketing & Sales with Red Shore’s properties at Summerside and Charlottetown.
He’s a proud Rotarian and is also an active member in the community serving on a number of committees. He is chairman of the Special Events Reserve Fund that was set up to support events and attractions coming to Charlottetown. He spent 18 years in the broadcast industry and has an extensive background in the harness racing industry serving from 2005 to 2010 as marketing director with Harness Racing PEI.
Lee joins the management team at Red Shores led by Managing Director Michael MacKinnon and Manager of Operations Heidi Duchesne. He and his marketing team are responsible in making Red Shores operations a leading community and entertainment destination in racing, dining and gaming.
Their signature events include the Governor’s Plate, Gold Cup & Saucer, PEI Poker Challenge and Atlantic Canada Poker Championship along with other lines of new customer experiences. Drake is also in command of the Race Day broadcast team that joins veteran track announcer Vance Cameron on live presentations. The broadcast team also includes Peter MacPhee, JD MacDonald and Bo Ford.
His wife is Jennifer Evans, general manager of Ocean 100 and The New Hot 105.5. They reside in Sherwood with their daughter Laurel and son John.