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Council of Champions

Library Ambassadors

The Council of Champions are passionate about the Calgary Public Library. Committed, enthusiastic and connected, members are ambassadors for the Library and assist the Library Foundation with fundraising and promotion in the community.

 

Council members are:

  • passionate about the Library;
  • committed and connected customers;
  • donors (through money and time);
  • equipped with a strong general level of awareness of the community which the Library serves;
  • familiar with the opportunities and challenges faced by publicly funded organizations; and,
  • willing to represent the Library and the Library Foundation in the community.

 

Council of Champions

Judith Umbach
Chair, Council of Champions
Former Board Chair
Calgary Public Library

 

Marg Anderson

 

Jesus Atias
Market Development Manager
Dow Chemical ULC

 

Pamela Beebe
Indigenous Strategist
Vibrant Communities Canada

 

Jim Campbell
Interim Director, Public Engagement
CAWST

 

Dr. Donna Campbell
Instructor, LIT Program, ICT Department
SAIT
Former Board Member
Calgary Public Library

 

Erin Collins
Senior Reporter
CBC National News

 

Ann Craig
Former Board Member
Calgary Public Library

 

Peter Cutting

 

Linda Fox-Mellway
President
LFM Management

 

Kevin Franco
Entrepreneur in Residence
Innovative Calgary

 

Julie Freedman Smith
Co-Owner
Parenting Power

 

Deirdre Harris
Chief Operating Officer
Hesperian Capital
Former Board Member,
Calgary Public Library

Adil Hirji
Analyst
TSX Venture Exchange

 

Michael Ireton
Writer, Performer and Artist
QUIXOTwEet

 

Barbara Killick
Former Manager, New Central Library Project
Calgary Public Library

 

Michael Lawson
Principal
Relius Consultants Ltd.

 

Marin Leci
Associate
Parlee McLaws LLP

 

Lindsey Louro
Lawyer
Stewart and Stewart

 

Alexis Bahry MacKenzie

 

Gael MacLeod
Principal
MacLeod Consulting

 

Harlene Man

 

Cherisse Mia

 

Christopher Nelson
President
Christopher Nelson Communications

 

Sheila Newel

 

Greig Nicholls
Nicholls Consulting Ltd.

Pat O’Reilly
Director, Sustainability
Suncor Energy

 

Tazmoon Ratanshi
Regional Vice President, Calgary East
RBC Foundation

 

Mike Simoens
Co-founder
MoreTogether

 

Sabina Shah
Partner
Burstall Winder Zammit LLP
Former Board Member
Calgary Public Library

 

Kenton Shouldice
Founder and CEO
Shouldice Wealth

 

Nicola Stevens
Director
Economic Development and Trade

 

Laura Sugiomoto
Lawyer (retired)

 

Josh Traptow
Executive Director
Calgary Heritage Authority

 

Jeanette Vega Brauitgam
Founder and Editor in Chief
Modern Socialite

 

Lois Wozney
Knowledge & Collaboration Specialist
Suncor Energy