Calgary Co-op Director Election Candidates

lori.ell@me.com

Lori Ell (Recommended)

lori.ell@me.com

Education and professional designations:

  • Bachelor of Management
  • Certified Public Accountant/CMA
  • ICD.D (Institute of Corporate Directors Designation)

Vote for me as a Calgary Co-op Director because my working roots in a family grocery business have culminated in an extensively experienced professional career in the food and grocery industry.

What are the special attributes and experience that make you a strong candidate for Calgary Co-op’s board?

As an accountant with over 25 years of executive experience, I have the skills to help CO-OP   achieve its goals. I’ve served as President of a food processing company that sold food products worldwide. Prior to that, I was CFO of a major technology company. I have diverse public, private and cooperative board experience, including board positions with Canadian Food Innovators and Alberta Food Processors. I’ve visited many countries on retail and agricultural food tours, strengthening my industry knowledge. Currently, I work as a consultant, helping businesses deliver on finely crafted strategic plans, and coach executives to become inspiring leaders. 

Why do you want to serve on the Calgary Co-op Board of Directors? 

I have much more to contribute to CO-OP, and I’m deeply committed to its growth and success. The board has a clear destination in mind for this fantastic locally owned and community focused business, and I’d like nothing more than to deliver on key initiatives as Audit Chair and Director.


roy.goodall@shaw.ca

Roy Goodall (Recommended)

roy.goodall@shaw.ca

Education and professional designations:

  • Bachelor of Arts, (Economics)
  • Master of Arts, (Public Administration)
  • Certified Conflict Resolution (Mediator)
  • Financial Management Advisor (FMA)
  • Institute of Corporate Directors Certification (ICD.D)
  • Co-Operative Director, Training Program with Federated Co-Operatives Ltd.

Vote for me as a Calgary Co-op Director because I am passionate about our co-operative, our community, listening to our member-owners, and I bring extensive military, not-for-profit and cooperative board leadership experience to the boardroom.  

What are the special attributes and experience that make you a strong candidate for Calgary Co-op’s board?

A military career coupled with extensive governance, financial, human resources and risk management education enabled me to develop the attributes and skills necessary to become an accomplished Calgary Co-op Board Vice-Chair, Committee Chair (Audit Governance, Compensation), and director (total six years); and hold similar leadership positions with other not-for-profit associations.

I am a collaborative team player, a leader, a facilitator, and critical thinker with the courage to ask challenging questions at the boardroom table.

I am committed to accountability, strong governance, the highest ethical standards, and transparency.

I am always prepared, diligent and thoughtful.

Visit me at www.roy-goodall.ca

Why do you want to serve on the Calgary Co-op Board of Directors?

I want to work on member-owners behalf to ensure the profit earned from selling quality products at reasonable prices is invested in our cooperative community, supports local charities, and provides a reasonable patronage return. I want to ensure our dedicated staff considers Calgary Co-op to be their employer of choice.


ingramam@shaw.ca

Alex Ingram

ingramam@shaw.ca

Education and professional designations: 

  • University of British Columbia – Real Estate Council Professional Development Program
  • Licenced Real Estate Broker in Alberta and British Columbia
  • Member Real Estate Institute of Canada
  • Certified Engineering Technologist – Province of Alberta
  • Member of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, City and Guilds London.

Vote for me as a Calgary Co-op Director because I wish to preserve the democracies that cooperatives are recognized to be world wide and ensure that members are in control of Calgary COOP.

What are the special attributes and experience that make you a strong candidate for Calgary Co-op’s board?

I am a former Board Chair Calgary COOP, a seasoned real estate and property management executive, assets and acquisitions executive, including 20 years at the Senior Management/Vice Presidential level in major financial institutions, and have a proven track record of successful team building. I understand and have dealt with the complex issues that Board of Directors face.

Why do you want to serve on the Calgary Co-op Board of Directors?

I want to see greater employee involvement in decision making; to promote the democratic principles that cooperatives were originally founded upon; to return control of the director selection process to the exclusive domain of membership, including repealing recommended candidates process; and to promote fiscal responsibility.

 


jenplewis@gmail.com

Jennifer Lewis (Recommended)

jenplewis@gmail.com

Education and professional designations:

  • P.Eng (Professional Engineer)
  • PMP® (Project Management Professional)
  • LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Associate Professional)
  • B.E. (Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan)
  • Student of the CICBV (Canadian Institute of Certified Business Valuators)
  • Senior Member IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers)
  • Member of APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta)

Vote for me as a Calgary Co-op Director because my experience, ideas and intent to be a workhorse for the membership, board and staff will drive new opportunities for growth & creative methods to compete.

What are the special attributes and experience that make you a strong candidate for Calgary Co-op’s board?

Governance:

  • As President, led the revitalization, financial & organizational renewal of a major condominium in Calgary
  • Appointee - City of Calgary License & Community Standards Appeal Board

Contracts:

  • Developed strategies and positions for multi-million dollar contracts (over $500M)

On-site power for stores:

  • An engineering professional and Project Manager in power plant development. Will leverage this experience to explore on-site power options for new stores; lowering operating costs, so Co-op can continue to retain great staff, service and products while competitive.

Support YYC Food Culture

Why do you want to serve on the Calgary Co-op Board of Directors?

  • To serve an organization that profits Calgarians,

  • Engage new demographics

  • Continue partnerships with local business & producers

  • Give back to communities

  • Reward our loyal members and innovative staff

  • Engage social media influencers

  • Adapt competitively to changes in government policy and international trade agreements


HelloLisaWise@gmail.com

Lisa Wise (Recommended)

HelloLisaWise@gmail.com

Education and professional designations: 

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Haskayne School of Business, Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, Environmental Studies (BA), University of Victoria
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee module 1, Directors College

Vote for me as a Calgary Co-op Director because you will elect a retail-focused, experienced and educated Calgary Co-op Director who brings balance to our board. I value people, community and co-operatives.

What are the special attributes and experience that make you a strong candidate for Calgary Co-op’s board?

I will again serve our Calgary Co-op by being ethical, honest and accountable.

I promise to:

  • Balance the importance of responsible community involvement, financial health, a focus on our employees providing outstanding service and competing successfully in our marketplace.
  • Value local, fresh and healthy products with a focus on food safety and our environmental footprint.
  • Ensure good governance.
  • Focus on healthy choices for families.

I bring this experience:

  • Depth of experience in board governance
    (Governance, Audit, Secretary, HR, Co-op Relations, Committee Chair) (11+ years)
  • Advanced retail and marketing career (25+ years)
  • MBA education

Why do you want to serve on the Calgary Co-op Board of Directors?

I genuinely want to keep evolving Co-op toward long-term success with a focus on local agri-food industry, lower prices, focus on employees and excellence in service.

My Calgary roots are deep. As a native Calgarian, my family owned-operated the first grocery store in Calgary and the National System of Baking.