Our executive ensures our organization is meeting its objectives, strategic plans and goals. This dedicated team also leads United Way in thinking of innovative solutions to our city's greatest social issues.
President & CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Campaign & Resource Development
Vice President, Individual Giving and Investor Relations
Vice President, Strategy
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Our Board of Directors
United Way relies on diverse groups of highly-skilled volunteers to help us achieve positive outcomes in the community. Our Board of Directors determines United Way’s direction, advises employees and takes responsibility for financial decisions and performance. Our Board members are also accountable for achieving United Way’s objectives.
2017 - 2018 Officers
Board Chair: Bruce McFarlane, Vice President, Business Development, RMP Energy Inc.
Board Vice-Chair: Jason Hatcher, Managing Principal, Navigator Ltd.
Past Board Chair: Sue Riddell Rose, President and CEO, Perpetual Energy Inc.
Chair, Finance and Audit: Ken Skingle, QC, Partner, Felesky Flynn LLP
Chief Executive Officer: Karen Young, President, United Way of Calgary and Area
Chief Operating Officer: Beth Gignac, Vice President, United Way of Calgary and Area
Chief Financial Officer: Malcolm Gowie, CFO, United Way of Calgary and Area
2017 - 2018 Board Members
Vice President, Business and Agriculture
Vice President, Business Development
Private Banker, Private Banking,
RBC Wealth Management, Royal Bank of Canada
Ernst & Young LLP
Kelly Brothers Productions
Chairman, President & CEO,
Imperial Oil Limited
Executive Vice President, Major Projects,
Executive Vice President and CFO,
President and CEO,
RMP Energy Inc.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Vice President Human Resources,
Encana Services Company Ltd.
EVP Corporate Development
and Strategy and
Chief Risk Officer,
President & CEO,
Perpetual Energy Inc.
Executive Director, North America,
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.
President & CEO,
RJR Enterprises Ltd.
Felesky Flynn LLP
Partner and Managing Director,
Boston Consulting Group
Vice President Global Business Development, Sales and Marketing
Seastar Chemicals Incorporated
Chief Executive Officer,
Waterous Energy Fund
President, & Managing Director,
McDaniel & Associates
Director, Growth and Acquisitions,
ATCO Power Ltd.
Ex Officio Board Members
United Way Worldwide Liaison: Heather Culbert, Retired Sr. Vice President, Corporate Services, Enerplus Corporation
Campaign Co-Chair: Manjit Minhas, CEO, Co-Founder of Minhas Breweries, Distillery & Wineries, and Dragon (on CBC’s hit show Dragon’s Den)Gen Next: Jerrica Goodwin, Account Executive, Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
Women's Leadership Council: Susan Swan, Community Volunteer
Director Emeritus: Larry Macdonald, Point Energy
Labour Partnership: Alexander Shevalier, President, Calgary and District Labour Council
Looking to contact our Executive Team or Board of Directors? Feel free to contact our offices and your message will be redirected to the appropriate Vice President or Board Member.
c/o United Way of Calgary and Area
600 - 105 12 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1A1