Fort Edmonton Management Company
Fort Edmonton Park is operated by the Fort Edmonton Management Company on behalf of the City of Edmonton, which owns the buildings, artifacts and land associated with the attraction. The Fort Edmonton Foundation fundraises to support the Park’s capital development.
Fort Edmonton Management Company - Annual General Meeting
Monday June 10, 2013 at 12:30 pm – Heritage Room, City Hall
99 st and 103A Avenue
Douglas O. Goss, Q.C., Board Chair
Doug Goss serves as Counsel to the law firm of Bryan & Company LLP in Edmonton, and is a Director and/or Officer of numerous private and public corporations in Canada. Doug obtained his B.Comm. (Finance) from the University of Alberta, followed by his LLB. In addition to his duties as Chairman of the Board of the Fort Edmonton Management Company, Mr. Goss currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Governors at the University of Alberta, Chairman of the Board of the TELUS Edmonton Community Board, and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Mr. Goss has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Football League, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation. Mr. Goss also recently completed a three year term as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).
Bruce Bentley is president and chief executive officer of Maclab Enterprises, an Edmonton-based privately held real estate development firm with operations in Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and the United States. Bruce is a graduate of the University of Alberta School of Business, a past president of the University of Alberta Alumni Association, a past member of the Board of Governors of the Banff Centre and a former member of the senate of the University of Alberta. He is currently a director of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club, the Banff Centre Foundation, the Edmonton 2001 Athletics Legacy Foundation and a number of private and public corporations.
Laird Kulak is President of WCMI Construction Services Ltd. an Edmonton area-based company. He has a diploma in Architectural Technology from NAIT, a degree in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia, and is a graduate of the Sloan Fellows Program (MBA) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As part of his community involvement he has been a Fort Edmonton Foundation Board member since 2000 and Board Chair from 2005 to 2008, and served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement Northern Alberta. Laird is also on the Board of Governors of the Society of Sloan Fellows, MIT.
Donald Cummings, Board Treasurer
Donald Cummings has had a distinguished career in professional service firm executive and client management. His professional practice specialized in strategic management and organizational transformation services and he has had extensive experience with Board and Executive Management in complex change strategy and turnaround situations.
Donald holds a B.A. in political science and an M.B.A. from the University of Alberta. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants and has pursued further learning from Stanford University where he completed an executive course in Strategic Uses of Information Technology. He has also taken courses in the Strategic Systems Dynamics Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Business. Donald is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, The Fort Edmonton Management Company, and has held numerous community based Board positions, including the Support Network, the Volunteer Centre of Edmonton, and the Old Strathcona Foundation. He is also currently a Director of a private, employee owned environmental and forestry consulting firm based in Vancouver and is the Board Chair of a scientific measurement products and services company based in Edmonton.
Donald’s experience in strategic management has been honed over a career that has included partnership in the international accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young. He was a founding partner of a Canadian based management consultancy that was subsequently acquired by an international information systems company where he held a Regional Vice President position responsible for profitable growth of professional services. He has been the Managing Partner of National Growth Partners since its inception in June, 2009.
Jeff Polovick owns Driving Force, an Edmonton based company. Jeff is a Director with Economic Development Edmonton, and with the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club. He is past Chair of Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and N.W.T, Member Relations Chair of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and Past President of the Edmonton Mayfield Rotary Club.
As the liaison for the Coalition of Edmonton Civic Unions, Liam represents more than 8,500 City of Edmonton employees who are members of five civic unions: Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569, Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 30, Civic Service Union 52, Edmonton Fire Fighters’ Union Local 209 and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 401. Liam’s role stretches from observing City Council meetings and the media to representing the Coalition’s interests on numerous committees and working groups.
Liam is a graduate of Grant MacEwan University’s Bachelor of Applied Communications program and has spent time working in the charitable sector, as well as with the Government of Alberta. He enjoys volunteering in the community and spending time with his wife and two dogs.
For several years prior to his election on city council, Dave represented more than 8,500 City of Edmonton employees while working for a coalition of five civic unions. In addition to monitoring City Council meetings, he lobbied council on employee issues and acted as a liaison between city employees and managers. Dave also worked for the City’s Drainage and Transportation department while a university summer student.
A consensus builder with extensive experience in high-level decision making, Dave understands the complexities of civic government and the decision-making process. He is professionally trained in conflict resolution and negotiation and has completed a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis and Management.
Dave currently sits on both the Donate-a-Ride committee and Fort Edmonton Management Company.
He currently lives in the Griesbach community with his wife Camille and has four grown boys.
Jane Batty balances professional experience with community involvement. As Vice President of Operations for Denny Andrews Inc., she managed the company’s interests for 13 years until her election to Council in 2001.
Her extensive corporate experience is equaled only by the varied work she has done in the community. She is a member of the Edmonton Space and Science Foundation, the University of Alberta – City-Region Studies Centre Advisory Board and is the Past President of the Edmonton Glenora Rotary Club. These diverse experiences are further augmented by her involvement on committees such as the River Valley Alliance, Edmonton Police Commission, IAAF 2005 World Half Marathon Championship, the World Cup Triathlon, University of Alberta Senate, Edmonton Northlands, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and in her work with Council.
Michael Webb is President of MacLachlan & Mitchell Homes, a third-generation Edmonton family business. As part of his community involvement he has served as the Venue Operation Chairperson of the 2001 World Championships in Athletics, a Director with Edmonton Northlands and Edmonton Home Builders, Chairperson for the International Home Builders Council and President and Director of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization. He has also supported the community as a Director of Kids with Cancer, as Chairperson of the Kids with Cancer Relay Committee, and as Chairperson of the Liver League Foundation as well as many other business and community organizations.
Lewis Cardinal is the owner of Cardinal Strategic Communications, an Edmonton-based consulting firm and is a PhD candidate in education at the University of Alberta. Lewis is Chair of the Global Indigenous Dialogue, an international gathering of Indigenous peoples, Chair of Aboriginal Voices Radio (AVR) Canada’s first and only national Aboriginal radio network, Founder and President of the Indigenous Media Institute of Canada, and Co-chair of the Aboriginal Commission on Human Rights and Justice.
Robb Campre is a member of the Fort McKay First Nation, grew up in northeast Edmonton, Beverly, former school counsellor in Edmonton and former Edmonton Eskimos football player. He currently owns Grazing Buffalo Construction, Kamik Aboriginal Training and Brocha Scaffolding Supply & Services. Robb is also active in the community serving as, Board of Directors Secretariat for Action on Homelessness, Acting President for Dreamspeakers Aboriginal Film Society and President of Wicihitowin. He also contributes as a Board member with the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation and Chairing the Edmonton Urban Aboriginal Economic Development Committee and former Director with Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce and the now defunct 2017 Expo Aboriginal Advisory bid Committee. Over the past ten years Robb has worked hard to improve opportunities for our urban aboriginal community especially with youth in sports, education, recreation and culture.”
John Howard is the Managing Partner of Howard Gardiner Associates CA’s and has 30 years experience in providing audit, accounting, and income tax services to a wide range of clients. John has significant tax experience having dealt with the set up and reorganization of many businesses. John is a minor hockey coach, was on the Board of Directors at the River Valley Alliance, was a Business and Industry delegate at the Alberta Growth Summit and sits on the Board of Directors and is a Governance Committee member of a well known Edmonton based public company. He is also Chairman of the Board of variety of private companies in the Venture Capital, Real Estate, Auto Collision Repair and Construction Container business.
Darlene holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the University of Alberta and is currently completing a post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management through Athabasca University. She has traveled to many countries including Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, France and Italy among others, and has a great love of history, culture, museums, art and heritage. Darlene is currently a member of the Edmonton Historical Board.