2022 Board Candidates
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 two candidates for election by the Members to fill the Chair and Vice Chair positions. As well, one candidate is being recommended for the pending Director at Large position, based on the outcome of the Notices of Motion.
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 selected and 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 the previous two years 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 21-13), a total of five applications were received by the Nominations Committee. A thorough assessment process was conducted, including reviewing any potential conflicts of interest and completing reference checks. 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 2022 Hockey Alberta Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 1:
Len Samletzki, St. Albert - Nominee for Board Chair
Allan Mowbray, Calgary - Nominee for Vice Chair
Danielle Paradis, Edmonton - Nominee for Director at Large