Roger D. Rees
As President of the Pittsburgh Harlequins Rugby Football Association, Roger Rees utilizes his leadership experience to assure that the Board of Directors is working as a team to achieve the goals of our Mission Statement and provide professional benchmarks for success to guide us along the way.
Rees has worked in executive and senior management level positions in the security industry since 1989. In addition to the Pittsburgh Harlequins Rugby Football Association, Rees is a member of many professional organizations including BOMA and ASIS International where he also served as Treasurer of the Pittsburgh Chapter. Rees is also employed by Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School where he coaches student athletes in Track and Cross Country.
Rees is a 1988 graduate of Slippery Rock University where he received his B.S. in Secondary Education. It is also where he was introduced to the game of rugby. Roger joined the Pittsburgh Harlequins in the Spring of 1990 and continued to play until 2002 when his first child was born. While an active player with the Pittsburgh Harlequins, he was elected to leadership positions and was one of the first Level III rugby coaches in Western Pennsylvania where he assisted with the Rugby Football Associations goals by volunteering to head coach at Sto-Rox Senior High School.
Providing opportunities for success at all levels of need is his primary motivation and he is grateful to be able to lead an organization that has been able to contribute to the youth and charitable organizations of Western Pennsylvania including The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Woodland Hills School District, West Pittsburgh Youth Rugby and North Pittsburgh Youth Rugby.