Our Board of Directors

United Way’s volunteer Board of Directors sets our direction, takes responsibility for financial decisions and performance, and is accountable for achieving organizational objectives. Their diverse skillsets, experience, and areas of influence are critical in helping us build resilient and caring communities.

2019 – 2020 Officers

Board Chair: Rachel Moore, VP Human Resources, Encana Services Company Ltd.

Board Vice-Chair: Dan Allen, Retired, Vice President, ATB Financial

Past Board Chair: Jason Hatcher, Managing Principle, Navigator Ltd.

Chair, Finance and Audit: Ken Skingle, Q.C., Partner, Felesky Flynn LLP

Chief Executive Officer: Karen Young, President, United Way of Calgary and Area

Chief Operating Officer: Beth Gignac, Vice President, United Way of Calgary and Area

Chief Financial Officer: Malcolm Gowie, CFO, United Way of Calgary and Area

2019 – 2020 Board Members

Ashley Anderson: Manager, Consumer Sales and Learning, Shaw Communications Inc.

Dan Allen: Retired, Vice President, ATB Financial

Noralee Bradley: Partner, Blakes

Janet Drage: Private Banker, Private Banking, RBC Wealth Management, Royal Bank of Canada

Kent Ferguson: Co-Head, Canadian Energy, RBC Capital Markets

Shane Fildes: Managing Director and Global Head, Energy Group, BMO Capital Markets

Jason Hatcher: Managing Principal, Navigator Ltd.

Alison Jackson: Office Managing Partner, EY LLP

Vance Langford: Managing Partner, Langford Law

Mike MacSween: Executive Vice President, Upstream, Suncor Energy Inc.

R. Bruce McFarlane: Retired, Vice President, Business Development, RMP Energy Inc.

Rachel Moore: Vice President, Human Resources, Encana Services Company Ltd.

Seyi Oyewumi: Senior Business Analyst, Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.

John Rossall: Retired, Executive Director, North America, Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.

Ken Skingle, Q.C.: Partner, Felesky Flynn LLP

Darwin Smith: Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

David Smith: President and CEO, Keyera Corp

Roc Spence: Vice President, Global Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Seastar Chemicals Inc.

Trevor Wills: Partner, Boost Energy Ventures Inc.

Deborah Yedlin: Chancellor, University of Calgary

Karen Young: President and CEO, United Way of Calgary and Area

Ex Officio Board Members

Gen Next: Robb Hart, Search Manager, TPD

UW Worldwide (UWW) Liaison: Heather Culbert, Retired, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Services, Enerplus Corporation

Director Emeritus: Larry Macdonald, President, CEO and Director, Point Energy Ltd. and Managing Director, Northpoint Energy Ltd.

Women United: Stephanie Pankratz, Partner, Audit, KPMG

Labour Partnership: Alexander Shevalier, President, Calgary and District Labour Council

Campaign Co-Chair: Nancy Foster, Senior Vice President, Human & Corporate Resources, Husky Energy

Campaign Co-Chair: Marc Joiner, Partner, Advisory and Finance Transformation, Deloitte LLP

Contact Us

To reach someone on our executive team or board of directors, please contact our offices and your message will be redirected to the appropriate vice president or board member.

Email: uway@calgaryunitedway.org
Phone: 403-231-6265
Fax: 403-355-3135
Mailing Address:
c/o United Way of Calgary and Area
600 – 105 12 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1A1

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