Exner was nominated to the Board in 2017 by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA). Prior to being named Chair, Exner served as the Secretary Treasurer. He has also sat on the Sport Funding, Administration Centre Advisory and Provincial KidSport Committees, as well as the Indigenous Sport Leadership Council.
Exner, who coached minor hockey for several years, has organized and instructed various youth hockey schools and specialized clinics for the SHA. Exner played minor hockey in Regina with the Pat Canadians and went on to play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League. Exner has a Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in Accounting and Finance.