Meet Your Co-op Board of Directors

There are three officers of the Board: Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. Board appointment of officers, committees and representatives takes place each year following the Annual Meeting.

Brad Krizan<br>BA, MBA, ICD.D

Board Chair

Brad Krizan

Serving his 1st term: 2021-2024
Committees: Audit, Nominations 

With an MBA from Royal Roads University, a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Lethbridge and an ICD.D designation, Brad has an extensive career, including roles in the real estate, hospitality, energy, utilities, conventions and tourism, not-for-profit, crown and government agencies, and reciprocal insurance industries in small, medium, and large-scale enterprises in Canada and the U.S. He holds experience in profit and loss accountability, strategic planning and strategy execution and oversees a number of major projects. His strength lies in strategy and innovation leadership, with an ability to create value and enhance operational excellence. In addition to Calgary Co-op, Brad currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Victoria Park Business Improvement Area, cSPACE Projects, the Real Estate Insurance Exchange, the Canadian Urban Institute and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council. He prides himself in helping organizations enhance their impact in the community and the sphere of business they operate in. He wants to continue to enhance Calgary Co-op’s impact on the community, help guide the strategy of the organization and influence improvements in the various lines of business it operates, making sure Co-op continues to run a thriving co-operative. Brad’s favourite local product? Only Alberta Meats! “I grew up on a farm in southern Alberta, so I’m partial to locally sourced meat products.”

Dominique Gregoire<BR>B.Com. (Acct), Gr. Dip (Acct), CA, CPA

Board Vice Chair

Dominique Gregoire
B.Com. (Acct), Gr. Dip (Acct), CA, CPA

Serving her 1st term: 2021-2024
Committees: Audit, Human Resources (Chair)

With a background in financial services, Dominique is a graduate of McGill university, a CPA, CA member of CPA Alberta and received her ICD.D designation in early 2021. Fully bilingual in French and English, Dominique brings over 30 years of experience to Calgary Co-op. Formerly a CFO at Alberta Blue Cross and CEO at Western Life Assurance Company, Dominique started her career at KPMG, including three years in their Paris office, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. As a seasoned executive and former CFO, Dominique brings financial acumen, risk management, strategic planning and execution, change management, human resources, leadership and governance experience to the board. She recently completed her term on the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta where she chaired the Audit Committee and served on the HR committee. Dominique has also been a Board member for many non-profit organizations, including the Westside Recreation Centre in Calgary. She believes her experience will help guide the Co-op management team and execute the strategic plan, as she has been involved with boards for the past 25 years, either as management or as a board member and brings experience in maintaining and improving governance. When it comes to exclusive Calgary Co-op products, Dominique has discovered the quality of The Social wine collection and really enjoys the Cal & Gary’s Crowchild Trail Mix and Ancient Grain Mustard.

Elaine Bereziuk-Smith <br>ICD.D

Board Secretary

Elaine Bereziuk-Smith

Serving her 3rd term: 2020-2023
Committees: Human Resources, Nominations (Chair)
Other: Cooperatives and Mutuals Canada Observer, Federated Co-operatives Limited Delegate

Elaine has over 30 years of food, petroleum and liquor industry experience and knowledge in operations, human resource management, leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, marketing, customer service and environmental compliance with Calgary Co-op. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in psychology with a minor in business. She has served on all of the board’s committees; Audit, Governance, Nominations, Human Resources (Chair) and the Co-operative Relations Committee (Chair), as well as being the secretary. Elaine has served on the board of Federated Co-operatives (FCL), and the board of Granary Road, as well as sitting on various community and minor sports boards. She is active in the community, having volunteered for the Municipal Infrastructure Committee for the City of Calgary, and currently volunteers for the Calgary Police Service, Hockey Calgary, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and other community groups. During Elaine’s 30-year career with Calgary Co-op, she became passionate about the co-operative business model. With the hands-on experience she gained working in virtually every department of Calgary Co-op, she possesses a complete understanding of how Co-op operates. She is very receptive to feedback and willing to listen to our members and team member to provide valuable input to the board. Elaine enjoys many of the local products that Calgary Co-op has to offer, but especially appreciates all the Cal & Gary products. Her absolute favourite? Cal & Gary’s Crowchild Trail Mix!

Victoria E. Bradbury <br>FCA, BFP, CPA/CA, CMC, B.A.

Board Member

Victoria E. Bradbury

Serving her 1st term: 2020-2023
Committees: Audit, Governance
Other: Calgary Co-op Foundation Trustee, Federated Co-operatives Limited Delegate

Victoria Bradbury is a fluently bilingual CPA,CA and Certified Management Consultant, with over thirty-five years combined international and Canadian experience with PwC and in industry.

Victoria was appointed by the Governor in Council to Canada Lands Company Ltd, (CLCL) and serves as Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.  She also serves as the Chair of the Nominations Committee of Calgary Co-operative Association Ltd, the Vice-Chair of Platform Calgary, a large non-profit in the entrepreneur innovation ecosystem.   More recently, she was appointed to the Departmental Audit Committees of Natural Resources Canada and the RCMP, to the Board of Calgary Housing Company, a subsidiary of the City of Calgary as well as to the Board of Keyworks, a technology company specializing in cyber security, broadband and technology transformation.

Amongst others, Victoria previously served on the boards of Connect First Credit Union, one of the ten largest credit unions in Canada,  CanLearn Society and the Calgary Film Centre, a subsidiary of Calgary Economic Development.

Victoria is also a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Business Finance Professional (BFP) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), the International Institute of International Auditors (IIIA) and the Calgary Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). 

Entrepreneurial at heart, Victoria has created, grown and divested several companies and other entities, such as a consulting firm, a construction services business and several non-profit associations, including the British and Commonwealth Business Association of Canada on which she serves as Chair.

Mike Dalton<br>ICD.D, CPA (CA)

Board Member

Mike Dalton

Serving his 3rd term: 2021-2024
Committees: Audit (Chair), Human Resources

Mike holds the ICD.D, CPA (CA), CIA and SCMP designations, along with an Executive MBA. Over the past seven years, he has contributed his strategic, financial oversight and supply chain management skills to the Calgary Co-op Board while earning extensive experience in the retail industry. He is dedicated to advancing the relevance and sustainability of our Co-operative for future generations. Currently, Mike is responsible for the Finance, Supply Chain and Real Estate functions as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the Alberta Energy Regulator. Prior to the AER, he worked at ATCO, Raytheon Canada, PwC and Canadian Natural Resources. Mike is an experienced board and committee member with past positions at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre and The Military Museums. He completed 24 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces and a four-year term as a Citizen Member of the Audit Committee for the City of Calgary. Mike’s favourite Cal & Gary’s products? "Coffee and Trail Mixes for hiking."

Evan Hu<BR>BSc. ME., M.Eng, BBA (Honorary)

Board Member

Evan Hu
BSc. ME., M.Eng, BBA (Honorary)

Serving his 1st term: 2021-2024
Committees: Governance, Nominations
Other: Calgary Co-op Foundation Trustee

With a career spanning more than 35 years, Evan holds a Bachelor and Masters of Engineering from the University of Alberta, an Honorary Bachelor of Business Administration from Mount Royal University and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. He started his career as a mechanical engineer in Oil and Gas, became a serial tech start-up founder and executive, a PricewaterhouseCoopers global practice partner, adjunct professional in entrepreneurship at the Bisset School of Business and an Executive Coach. He recently returned to the start-up world as the Co-Founder of AltoSante Venture Studio. Evan has experience creating, growing and leading successful advanced supply chain technology, e-commerce and artificial intelligence companies. In addition to the Co-op board, Evan is active in the Calgary innovation community as a Founding Partner at the University of Calgary Creative Destruction Lab and is a volunteer General Partner of the CMRIC venture capital fund. He has sat on a number of boards over the years and has been involved locally as a minor hockey and football coach for over 30 years. Evan looks forward to contributing most to the Governance, Nominations and Human Resources committees, with executive and board experience in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, finance, corporate culture, human capital management, product development and operational management. Evan’s favourite local products? The local craft brewer collaboration beers. “They go especially well with Cal & Gary’s kettle chips and nuts.”

Gael MacLeod <BR>ICD.D, MBA, B.Comm.

Board Member

Gael MacLeod
ICD.D, MBA, B.Comm.

Serving her 1st term: 2020-2023
Committees: Governance (Chair), Human Resources
Other: Calgary Co-op Community Foundation, Federated Co-operatives Limited Delegate

Gael’s career started in banking and investment management, before she made the move to Government, first with Treasury and then with Consumer Affairs. She spent the balance of her career as the senior staff person of a philanthropic foundation. Gael now provides consulting services primarily to mission-driven organizations. Gael has a Bachelor of Commerce, an MBA, and a myriad of continuing education certifications, including an ICD.D designation. She offers extensive governance experience with crown boards, non-profits, and cooperatives across charities, start-ups and regulatory organizations. Gael continues to improve her skills and awareness by taking courses such as Indigenous Canada through the University of Alberta, and the Executive Bootcamp from the Canadian Institute for Diversity and Inclusion. She has served on many boards, including the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission, Connect First Credit Union, Calgary Public Library, Vibrant Communities Calgary, Miistakis Institute for the Rockies, and several non-profit housing agencies. She currently serves on the Board of WINS (Women In Need Society) and is a panel member for the Calgary Sub-division and Development Appeal Board (SDAB). On the Calgary Co-op board, she is particularly interested in measuring Coop’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) outcomes. When it comes to her favourite local product, Gael enjoys Noto Gelato. “Black Cherry is my favourite flavour!”

Bryan Walton <br> M.Sc, B.Sc.

Board Member

Bryan Walton
M.Sc, B.Sc.

Serving his 1st term: 2021-2024
Committees: Audit, Nominations

With 43 years in the agri-food sector, including twenty in the grocery industry and a background in science, Bryan brings extensive industry experience to the board, specifically in the areas of food safety.

 Bryan worked his way up from a Courtesy Clerk to VP with the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors where he was responsible for government relations, oversight on the national food safety file and managing local and national environment initiatives. His in-depth knowledge of food safety, network of connections and executive leadership experience will serve him well in this role as he creates synergies with charitable organizations and the business community in areas of trade.

Deeply entrenched in the community, Bryan is currently a member and president elect nominee with the Rotary Club of Calgary, Stampede Park. Bryan has volunteered with the Calgary Stampede for 12 years and served as the past Chair of the Agri-food Committee and is a member of the Calgary Economic Development Agri-food Advisory Committee.

Bryan’s role overseeing the environment file for the National Grocery Trade Association took him around the globe to study recycling systems. He was co-founder of a recycling company in BC which diverts used beverage containers away from stores via a specialized system of bottle depots.

What keeps Bryan energized throughout the day? Thrive Provisions Alberta’s Best Wagyu Beef Bars, made locally in Brant, Alberta.

Ken White <br> ICD.D

Board Member

Ken White

Serving his 1st term: 2021-2024
Committees: Audit, Human Resources

Ken was the VP of Sales in Western Canada for Coca - Cola Bottling and was with Coca-Cola for over 35 years. He completed the ICD.D Institute of Corporate Directors program and Canadian Institute of Management

Ken brings to the board a collaborative approach with strong sales, marketing, brand operations, category management, distribution, and people development background, along with 20 years of board experience in governance, environment, audit, social, succession and strategic planning, and risk management.

Ken currently sits as Chair of the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation and is a director on the Calgary Minor Soccer Association Board, as well as the Cochrane Recreation Centre board of directors.

Previously Ken was Co Chair of the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors conference and sat on the advisory committee of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. 

Ken looks to continue to build on the strong foundation of Calgary Co-op by listening to members and stakeholders to ensure we are always adding value, while competing in a sustainable way in an ever changing market.

Ken’s favourite Cal & Gary’s product? Stoney Trail Mix!

Director Election

Calgary Co-op (Calgary Co-operative Association Limited) is a local co-operative owned by its Member-owners. The share you purchase when you join Calgary Co-op allows you to participate in the “one member-one vote” democratic process which means you have the ability to nominate an eligible Member-owner as a candidate for the Board, vote in Director Election and actively participate in meetings of Member-owners.

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