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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
Instructor, LIT Program
SAIT (retired)

 

Jim Campbell

 

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

 

Erin Collins
Senior Reporter
CBC National News

 

Ann Craig
Former Board Member
Calgary Public Library

 

Peter A. Cutting

 

Linda Fox-Mellway
President
LFM Management

 

Kevin Franco
Entrepreneur in Residence
Innovate Calgary

 

Julie Freedman Smith
Co-Founder
Parenting Power

Deirdre E. Harris
Former Board Member
Calgary Public Library

 

Adil Hirji
Analyst
TSX Venture Exchange

 

Michael W. Ireton
Writer, Performer and Artist
QUIXOTwEet

 

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

 

Michael Lawson
Principal
Relius Consultants Ltd.

 

Lindsey Louro
Lawyer
Stewart and Stewart

 

Alexis Bahry MacKenzie

 

Christopher Nelson
President
Christopher Nelson Communications

 

Sheila Newel

 

Greig R. Nicholls
Nicholls Consulting Ltd.

Bill Ptacek
CEO
Calgary Public Library

 

Pat O’Reilly
Director, Sustainability
Suncor Energy

 

Tazmoon Ratanshi
Regional Vice President, Calgary North
RBC Foundation

 

Dana Saric
Lawyer
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

 

Mike Simoens
Co-founder
MoreTogether

 

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

 

Nicola Stevens

 

Laura Sugiomoto
Lawyer (retired)

 

Paul McIntyre Royston
President & CEO
Canadian Olympic Foundation

 

 

Lois Wozney
Knowledge & Collaboration Specialist
Suncor Energy