Education and professional designations:
Real Estate Council of British Columbia Real Estate Broker 2008
Director Level 11 Certification with the Cooperative System 2006
Real Estate Council of Alberta Real Estate Broker 1996
Alberta Society of Engineering Technicians & Technologists (CET) 1983
4th Class Power Engineer Alberta 1983, University of Manitoba Certificate in Management 1982
Canadian Institute of Management 1982
Real Estate Institute of Canada 1980
Institute of Canadian Bankers 1980
Vote for me: I want to see a return to a true cooperative model, a membership driven organization for the members by the members, curbing the elitist trend.
What are the special attributes and experience that make you a strong candidate for Calgary Co-op’s board?
Fifty plus years of senior management experience has allowed me to understand where changes are needed and when they are not. Being a seasoned leader has led me to see the need for change within the cooperative that I so love. Experience has shown me that Calgary Coop needs to take its seat in the modern world. Being a champion of the rights of all people is the greatest asset I can bring to the Board to effect the changes that are needed. Calgary Coop lacks inclusivity in the boardroom.
Why do you want to serve on the Calgary Co-op Board of Directors?
A board of directors of a cooperative, traditionally, is supposed to be comprised of members at large, the common folk, bolstered by well-chosen professionals to join them. This is not the case with Calgary Co-op. My goal would be to see the board lobby the government to shore up the legislation to preserve what cooperative stand for.
Have your say! Voting is open until 11:59 PM MST March 13, 2024.