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Board of Directors and CEO

J. Lindsay Hood

Chair 
BSc, PEng

Lindsay Hood is a passionate supporter of CKUA, an avid listener since 1975 and a financial supporter since 1997 when he served as co-chair of CKUA and assisted in resurrecting CKUA after the station went off the air.

In his professional life, Mr. Hood has been actively involved in many notable oilfield service ventures in his 41 years in the sector. He has served as a field engineer, marketer, manager, executive, owner, founder and financier of successful oilfield service companies. Mr. Hood has served on the Boards of charitable and arts organizations, and both public and private companies.

He is currently the Chairman of Kobold Corporation – a privately-held oilfield service technology company founded in 2007.

Bill Roggensack

Vice-Chair
BSc, PhD, PEng, FEC, FCAE

Bill Roggensack began listening to CKUA broadcasts in the 1960s and has been a committed financial and volunteer supporter since before the dark days of 1997. He delights in sponsoring some of his favourite programming on a regular basis, assisting CKUA in its mission to bring quality curated music to listeners in Alberta and around the world.

Bill currently chairs the Board of Directors for Volant Products Inc., a privately held specialty equipment manufacturer. In 2013, he began transitioning out of executive duties, but still provides corporate and strategic oversight. Before founding Volant, Bill served in senior technical and management roles in the energy sector with an industrial research laboratory (11 yrs), and before that, as a geotechnical consultant for hydrocarbon and mineral resource development projects in the Canadian Arctic and Alaska (17 yrs).

Bill has held volunteer roles with numerous professional organizations including APEGA, CGS, SPE, NRC, ASCE and the APEGA Education Foundation. Additionally, Bill has served on APEGA’s Council (3 year elected term) and has been both a Board Member and President of the APEGA Education Foundation (a charitable foundation). He has also served on advisory boards in academic and technical settings.

Bill lives in Calgary, where he enjoys having grandchildren close by, and pursuing his passions of music, gardening, fly fishing, travel, and reading.

Ken Regan

Secretary 

Ken Regan is a journalist, music and arts evangelist, and former CEO of the CKUA Radio Network, Canada’s oldest public broadcaster and most successful community-funded broadcaster.

During 18 years at the helm of CKUA, Ken helped bring CKUA from the brink of bankruptcy in 1999, to self-sufficiency and financial sustainability. In 2012 he successfully capped an 8-year effort to secure a much needed, new home for CKUA, with development of a $20-million state of the art broadcast facility at the gateway to Edmonton’s downtown arts district.

In addition to his work at CKUA, Ken has served on the University of Alberta Senate, as Chair of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Board of Directors, as a jurist for the Audio-Visual Trust of Canada and on the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Ethics Committee.

He has been honoured with a Western Canadian Music Alliance Legacy Award (2017), the Syncrude Award for Excellence in Arts Management (2016), a City of Edmonton Citation for Contributions to the Arts, and was twice nominated as the EY Canada (Ernst & Young) Entrepreneur of the Year.

Neil Matheson         

Treasurer
CPA, CA

Neil is a seasoned financial executive with proven experience leading financial strategy to support growth and optimize financial results. Current responsibilities demand setting the overall direction of finance; including accounting, taxation, legal, insurance and budget functions with a focus on developing risk management policies and strategies. He has worked in public practice (PwC) as well as in industry, where he is currently the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) at the Thompson Construction Group. Prior to this Neil was the CFO at Noralta Lodge until its sale in 2018.

Neil currently sits on the board for Fringe Theatre Adventures and is a member of the Finance Committee. He also is a member of an advisory group for FC Edmonton and a committee member for Wine & Words for the Centre for Family Literacy.

While his current career is financial in nature, he is also a Radio & Television Program graduate of NAIT and worked as a Production Technician for The Bear and Team 1260 from 2000 until 2002

Mary Corbett

Board Member
BA, MA, Executive MBA

Mary Corbett has been a CKUA listener for 65 years. Her great uncle, Ned Corbett, was one of CKUA’s founders in 1927. She is passionate about music, the arts and the varied curation that CKUA provides for its listening audience. She has been a successful fund raiser for the organization and is dedicated to seeing CKUA reach its 100th anniversary and beyond.

Her post graduate career included teaching positions at Capilano University, University of British Columbia and St. Mary’s University before entering a non-academic career in commercial real estate in Calgary and Toronto. Subsequently she worked for Xerox Learning Systems (later Learning International) before taking a position with a large international seismic company. There she was responsible for both developing and administering the learning and personal growth programs for more than 1,000 employees worldwide.

Mary retired 15 years ago to more fully enjoy life and travel around the world with her husband. Her passions include singing, reading, travel, fly fishing and swimming in warm oceans.

Heather Gallant

Board Member
BSc, PhD, JD

Heather Gallant is a daily listener to CKUA with an affinity for arts and culture. She has enjoyed the eclectic programming at CKUA since the early 1990s.

Heather is a corporate and commercial lawyer with broad practice experience. She currently is General Counsel at SMS Equipment Inc., a heavy equipment dealer serving the construction, forestry, mining & road building industries. Heather was previously legal counsel for a charitable health care provider and worked in private practice in Ontario and Alberta. Before shifting to law, Heather worked in university research, clinical medical laboratories, and in University Technology Transfer.

Bruce McFarlane 

Board Member
BA (Math), Bphe

Bruce McFarlane retired as Vice President of Business Development at RMP Energy Inc in 2017. His oil patch career started in 1980 as a landman at Dome Petroleum. He has over 38 years of experience in the energy sector with 19 years in executive positions in both small and large energy companies, including Rider Resources, Meota Resources, and Poco Petroleum. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL).

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in math and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree from Queen’s University, where he previously sat on the Queen’s Campaign Cabinet. Bruce and his wife were recognized by the Calgary Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association with the Johnson Award in 2012. Bruce was also recognized by the CAPL as its Distinguished Citizen in 2012. In 2019, Bruce was awarded the United Way Centraide Chairs Award of Distinction for his sustained dedication and commitment to the success of the organization.

Bruce was Co-Chair of the Financial Services division for United Way of Calgary and Area’s 2010-2013 campaigns. He joined United Way’s Board of Directors in 2014 and became Board Chair in 2017. His past Board commitments include Chair of the Governance and Strategic Planning committees, and past member of the Tomorrow Fund. His current Board involvement includes:

  1. Member of the Community Impact Committee
  2. Board Liaison for the Indigenous Advisory Committee

Bruce is married to Dr. Janice Heard and has three daughters, three grandsons, and two granddaughters. He is a long-time listener and supporter of CKUA radio and looks forward to serving on the board.

Adam Rozenhart

Board Member

Adam Rozenhart is a managing partner and strategist with Adverb Communications. With over 15 years of experience in digital marketing and communications strategy, planning and execution, Adam cut his teeth in the digital world as the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of OilersNation.com.

He then moved into the agency world, where he developed and executed award-winning digital marketing and communications campaigns and strategies for dozens of clients across Alberta—including ICE District, Creative Door, Alberta Health, the Office of Traffic Safety, the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services—for Calder Bateman Communications and DDB Canada.

Before starting Adverb, he led the Story team at ATB Financial, supporting corporate storytelling through communications and marketing channels.

Adam is also a communications instructor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension where he teaches courses on social media communications, digital storytelling, and issues management and crisis response.

Bud Steen

Board Member

Bud first heard CKUA in 1962, listening to Alberta School Broadcasts in elementary school. He began actively listening in 1968. Bud became active in the CKUA’s affairs in 1997, as a member of the community that rallied for its return to the air. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for six years and has remained engaged behind the scenes ever since.

Bud is a retired lawyer who practiced in Edmonton from 1983 – 2019. In addition, Bud has been employed by the Canadian Football League from 1981 to the present day, first as an on-field official and most recently as a member of the Officiating Department‘s Management Team. For several years, Bud had a program on TSN Radio discussing officiating matters in the CFL.

Bud lives in Edmonton with his partner Debbie and they have two wonderful grandchildren who they are actively introducing to CKUA.

Andrew Burdall

FCCA Calgary
Board Member

Andrew Burdall has been a regular listener and subsequently a passionate supporter of CKUA since arriving in Alberta from Australia in the summer of 2018. With a passion for music and production, Andrew has released more than a dozen studio albums over the last 25 years both as a solo artist and collaborator and has toured extensively worldwide. He continues to create and release music today from his home studio in Calgary.

Professionally, Andrew is a qualified Accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a global accounting body based in the UK. He has previously served as co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of a satellite communications company in Australia, before moving into the Executive Management team of a publicly listed communications company based in Sydney. Today, Andrew holds the position of President – Americas & Asia for Network Innovations Inc, a Calgary headquartered Group with operations in multiple countries across the globe, having previously served as their Chief Financial Officer. Andrew has experience of serving on several Boards for commercial entities in the Asia Pacific region.

Kathy Milani

Calgary
Board Member

Kathy has been a proud Albertan for more than 40 years and a supporter of CKUA since its first on-air fundraising campaign. With her husband she has raised 3 daughters, now adults, while surrounded by music, arts and CKUA radio. She believes that our CKUA is a cornerstone for so many artistic and cultural endeavours in the province and wants to contribute to its further success.

Kathy is Senior Counsel with Borden Ladner Gervais after participating as a partner for 30 years. She practices commercial law with a focus on matters related to real estate lending, leasing and development together with the organization of associated not-for-profit homeowner associations and condominium corporations. Her whole professional career has been in private practice, assisting and advising local entrepreneurs as well as large organizations to further and secure their interests. She has been recognized and has served as an instructor and panelist, sharing her expertise in Alberta real property law. Kathy has also sat on the board of a Calgary not-for-profit summer arts school.

 

Greg Harding

Edmonton
Board Member

Greg is an avid music listener with CKUA serving as a primary benefactor since becoming first on his dial as an Edmonton teenager in the 1970’s.

This appreciation for music has accompanied Greg throughout his (ongoing) career with Field Law, serving to ground and enhance him during an active and diverse legal practice as well as in associated volunteer efforts. It has also naturally extended to art and culture. Greg’s a founding member and the current President of the Public Foundation for Art and Life, a charitable organization dedicated to bringing contemporary art to a broad community audience, including through unique collaborations and the use of transitory exhibition space.

In addition to providing advice in the post-secondary governance area, Greg’s board experience includes as a Past-President of the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch; and as a Past-President of both the Canadian Bar Insurance Association and Canadian Bar Financial Services.

Complementing, and often conjoining, his interest in music is a family-shared keenness for a wide variety of travel means and destinations.

Owen Erskine

Fort McMurray
Board Member

Owen Erskine began listening to CKUA in utero in 1989, as both his parents are avid CKUA listeners. Proudly born and raised in Fort McMurray, Owen trained as a chef at SAIT and the Hyatt in Calgary before returning to his hometown to help manage, and eventually own, Mitchell’s Café. Owen, his staff, and patrons have supported many CKUA fundraisers and endeavours, including the Touch the transmitter Tour and Alberta Kitchen. His favourite listening time is between 5 and 9 a.m., there is nothing quite like Bob’n’the dogs, Alberta Morning, and a good cup of coffee before a busy day!

Owen has held leadership roles in several community organizations, including coaching local high school football teams, initiating the Fort McMurray Trappers Football Alumni Association, and chairing the Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. Currently he chairs the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Downtown Revitalization Committee. A strong advocate for progressive social change and diversity, Owen looks forward to assisting CKUA in its mission to bring quality curated music to listeners in Alberta and around the world.

When he’s not in the kitchen testing a new recipe or singing and dancing around the house, Owen loves walking and snowshoeing in the woods near his home, reading and writing poetry, hanging out with his wife, Joelle, his two children Alvina and Connor, and his dogs Nanna and Loup.


 

Marc Carnes

CEO, ex officio

Marc Carnes joined CKUA in 2017 with a mandate to help CKUA evolve in a rapidly changing world. His 20-year career has taken him all over Canada, working in a variety of roles within the cultural and creative economies in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta (twice!).  Marc moved to Edmonton in 2005 where he spent six years heading up the fundraising and community relations departments for the Edmonton Symphony.

After that, he was in private consulting for six years during which time he served as Chair of the Board for the Edmonton Fringe. Currently, Marc serves on the Board of Directors of Explore Edmonton, helping to grow the region’s visitor economy.

When not in the office you can find Marc and his wife, Christy, and their dog Pratt spending time outdoors year-round in Edmonton’s river valley and in the mountains.