George is the CEO of West Canadian Industries, one of the largest digital print technologies in Canada. He is also a past president and chairman of the Calgary Stampede and a current member of the Strategic Tourism Marketing Council for Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation.
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Currently the vice-chairman of Credit Suisse Securities (Canada) Inc., Brian spent much of his career at Felesky Flynn LLP, a law firm specializing in corporate tax. An active community volunteer and philanthropist, Brian has been associated with many Calgary organizations over the years, among them: the Canada West Foundation, the Calgary Stampede Foundation and the Murray College of Notre Dame. Brian is also a member of the Order of Canada and the Alberta Order of Excellence.
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Since joining Theatre Calgary in 1997, Tom has taken it from the brink of bankruptcy to being one of the most successful live theatre companies in Canada. A passionate supporter of the arts, he has served on the Premier’s Council on Arts and Culture since 2008; most recently, he has been the Council’s chairman.
Prior to joining Theatre Calgary, Tom was president and CEO of Alberta Tourism. He also worked for the Bank of Montreal for more than 25 years, serving at the vice president of Southern Alberta from 1990 to 1996.
From 2001 to 2008, Bob was the senior vice president of Planning and Development for the Calgary Health Region. Prior to that, he was the Planning Commissioner for the City of Calgary for most of the 1990s. He has also served as deputy minister of Municipal Affairs for the Government of Alberta. Bob is currently active on a number of boards and committees.
Dennis is the founder and principal of Bathory Development Management and a respected Calgary developer, architect and designer specializing in live-performance theatres, long-term care centres and educational facilities. His work includes Vertigo Mystery Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, the Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts, the Bethany Care Centre and the Father Lacombe Care Centre.
Peter is currently the chairman of the Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA) and a consultant with Global Geophysical Services. He is also a member of the Calgary Public Art Board and the National Advisory Board for the Canadian Art Foundation. As well, Peter is the principal of Genius Wines LP.
From 1996 to 2099, Peter was president and CEO of Arcis Corporation, a privately held energy company in Calgary.
After working in economic development in Ontario for more than 20 years, Bruce joined Calgary Economic Development as president and CEO in 2003. Under his guidance, CED successfully leads many projects and initiatives, including the Global Business Centre for Southern Alberta, WORKshift (Canada’s first telework initiative), Productivity Alberta and the growth of Calgary as a global energy centre.
Monica is the managing director of JKS Holdings Ltd, a private investment capital and operating holding company. Previously, she was managing director of Intervera Data Solutions and president of Kelman Technologies. Monica has a background as both a senior executive and management consultant specializing in technology, IT and business strategy in the energy sector and is the founding president of TELUS Advanced Communications. As well, she sits on a number of public and not-for profit boards including; Methanex Corporation, Industrial Alliance Pacific Insurance and Financial Services, Biovantage Inc. and Opera.ca.
Dale has been the President and CEO of the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary since its establishment in April 1994. He holds a bachelor and master of physical education from the University Alberta and an MBA from the University of Calgary. Over the past 30 years, he has been a coach, sport leader, administrator, volunteer and participant in all levels of provincial and Canadian sport systems.
Supporting Dale’s professional responsibilities is his ongoing involvement in church activities and community service. He has held a variety of volunteer roles, and often serves in a leadership position on the Board of Directors.
Tracy currently leads The City of Calgary’s Community & Protective Services business development unit and is also the director of Animal & Bylaw Services. Her work at The City has included leading the formation of Public Safety Communications and transition of The City’s ground ambulance business to Alberta Health Services. Tracy’s career contributions span both the public service and private sectors, as president of the Alberta Lung Association, senior vice president of Retail & Distribution for TransAlta and senior vice president at Telus.