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
Marketing & Communications
Community Impact & Partnerships
Campaign & Resource Development
Digital & Information Services
Individual Giving &
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.
2018 - 2019 Officers
Board Chair: Jason Hatcher, Managing Principal, Navigator Ltd.
Board Vice-Chair: Rachel Moore, VP Human Resources, Encana Services Company Ltd.
Past Board Chair: R. Bruce McFarlane, Community Volunteer
Chair, Finance and Audit: Ken Skingle, Q.C., 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
2018 - 2019 Board Members
Retired Vice President,
Private Banker, Private Banking,
RBC Wealth Management, Royal Bank of Canada
Co-Head, Canadian Energy,
RBC Capital Markets
Managing Director & Global Head, Energy Group at BMO Capital Markets
Kelly Brothers Productions
Executive Vice President,
Upstream, Suncor Energy Inc.
President and CEO,
Executive Vice President and CFO,
Minhas Brewery and Distillery,
Vice President Human Resources,
Encana Services Company Ltd.
Executive VP, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, Nutrien
Senior Business Analyst, Brookfield Residental for Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.
Executive Director, North America,
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.
Felesky Flynn LLP
Partner and Managing Director,
Boston Consulting Group
Vice President Global Business Development, Sales & Marketing
Seastar Chemicals Incorporated
Managing Partner & CEO,
Waterous Energy Fund
President, & Managing Director,
McDaniel & Associates
Boost Energy Ventures Inc.
President & CEO,
United Way of Calgary and Area
Ex Officio Board Members
Gen Next: Ashley Anderson, Manager, Consumer Sales and Learning, Shaw Communications Inc.
Heather Culbert, Retired Sr. Vice President, Corporate Services, Enerplus Corporation
Larry Macdonald, Point Energy
Women United: Rhiannon MacDonnell Mesler, Assistant Professor, Dhillon School of Business, University of Lethbridge (Calgary Campus)
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.