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2021 Board of Directors Candidates


Len Samletzki, Board Chair

Each year the Board of Directors has worked to improve the nominations process to attract and retain high-quality candidates who bring varying experiences and perspectives to the governance of Hockey Alberta. Bylaw 5.2 provides:

The Directors may approve a recommended slate of Directors and Officers, after considering the recommendation of the nominating committee and accompanying information, which will be delivered to the Members with the notice of the Annual General Meeting each year

The Board has implemented the provisions of this Bylaw and is recommending three candidates for election by the Members to fill three pending Board vacancies.

In examining the Board’s strengths and areas for improvement, key recruitment criteria for the types of skills, experience and diversity needed on the Board were developed to guide this year’s search. The independent Nominations Committee was then tasked to conduct a search for candidates that met as many of the key criteria as possible. The committee was the same diverse group that was used in 2020 with committee members bringing expertise in the areas of Hockey Alberta Board, recruitment, and diversity and inclusion.

Further to the Hockey Alberta Recruitment Notice (Information Bulletin 20-17), a total of 11 applications were received by the Nominations Committee. A thorough assessment process was conducted, including reviewing any potential conflicts of interest. A short list of five candidates was interviewed and reference checks were completed. The Nominations Committee provided its recommendation to the Board Governance Committee of three recommended candidates.

The Governance Committee presented the recommendations for approval to the Board and the Board voted to present the following recommended candidates for election to the Board at the 2021 Hockey Alberta Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 25:

To learn more about the candidates, please review the short video and summary of credentials for each nominee:

Bill Gourley, Calgary - Nominee for Director at Large

Bill Gourley - Credentials Summary >

Kirstan Jewell, Rimbey - Nominee for Director at Large

Kirstan Jewell - Credentials Summary >

Karen Lee, Calgary - Nominee for Director at Large

Karen Lee - Credentials Summary >