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Board of Directors and Committees

Cindy Andrew

Chair  |  Calgary
EX-OFFICIO on Finance & Audit Committee, Governance Committee, & nominating Committee

Born and raised in Edmonton, Cindy received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. She then moved to Calgary to pursue a diverse career across a number of business sectors: oil and gas, regulated utilities, transmission and power, transportation, and environment.

Outside of her executive roles, Cindy has participated on a number of boards in various capacities in both the not-for-profit and profit sectors. Cindy is passionate about music, food, wine and travel, and shares these loves with her spouse, Jeff. They love going to local music events and have been known to drive to small towns in Alberta to ensure they don’t miss seeing a particular favourite band. Cindy is a long-time CKUA listener and contributor and is excited to extend her board participation with the CKUA family as current Board Chair. Cindy has served on the Board of Directors since 2015.

Robert Martin  

Vice-Chair  |  Edmonton
member, Finance and audit committee; member, nominating committee

Robert is a professional engineer and is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Alberta Health Services. In that role, he is accountable for protecting the electronic health information entrusted to Alberta Health Services by Albertans across the province.

In addition, Robert is also active in the community with his support of the Kids In The Hall at-risk youth program located in Edmonton’s City Hall, and has contributed to his neighborhood Community League for several years. Robert has been a huge fan of CKUA for over 25 years and is excited to help build one of Alberta’s cultural treasures as one of CKUA’s Board members. Robert has served on the CKUA Board of Directors since 2016.

Jay Nelson   

Treasurer  |  Calgary
chair, FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE; member, GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

As an obsessive and curious music fan, Jay has been volunteering with western Canadian music organizations for over 25 years. Most recently, Jay spent eight years on the Board of the Folk Festival Society of Calgary serving in the roles of Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice Chair. As a performing musician, Jay fills out singer-songwriter Scott Macleod’s tunes with acoustic guitar and mandolin.

Beyond music, Jay volunteers with his community association Board where he holds the position of Vice President.  He also writes a column on craft beer for the local on-line entertainment magazine, The YYScene. Professionally, he is a 25-year veteran of the technology industry with experience in sales, marketing, and finance. Jay joined the CKUA Board of Directors in 2019.

Charity Callahan  

Secretary  |  Calgary
CHAIR, GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE; MEMBER, FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

A professional management consultant, advisor, facilitator and change leader with over 25 years’ expertise, Charity empowers organizations to understand their potential and put actions in place to enable the changes necessary to make their strategic plans come to life.

Charity completed her ICD.D designation in June 2019 and graduated in the program of board governance from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She has performed a variety of significant projects while; on a local, national and international basis in a variety of industry sectors including: energy; mining; fin-tech; high-technology; not-for-profit (sport, art, foundations and science); agriculture; manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, professional services, and clean tech. She also worked at Mars Inc., Food/New Tech Import and Exports, boutique local restaurants, Suncor Energy, Repsol, Green Life Can Corp, Zen Earth Corp, and Revitalize Energy.

Charity has called Calgary home since 2008 where she’s active in her community, developing a better future for her family.

Jason Bossert  

Edmonton

member, GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Jason has been in the commercial insurance industry for over 20 years. He is currently a partner with Foster Park Brokers Inc. where he specializes in insurance placement and risk management for regional, national and international organizations. It is Jason’s work with the non-profit industry that he finds most rewarding as it supports his passion for community service.  He assists non-profit organizations with insurance solutions and board governance.

Not one to be idle, Jason is an active volunteer. He is the current chair of Literacy Without Borders, providing literacy programs to youth in Belize. Jason is a long time Rotarian, board member of Northern Alberta Risk and Insurance Management Society and regular volunteer for numerous local non-profit groups.

His personal life is no less lively. Jason and his wife Lisa have 5 very active children. He calls them his CKUA babies; from morning chaos to end of day child collection, CKUA is always on in the background. Jason is thrilled to join the CKUA board and give back to an organization that provides the soundtrack to his life. Jason joined the Board of Directors in 2018.

Elizabeth Hurley

Edmonton

member, governance committee; Chair, nominating COMMITTEE

Elizabeth retired from the national firm of Davies Park, Executive Search (now operating as Leaders International) in 2017. As one of the senior partners in the firm, Elizabeth was instrumental in the growth and development of the business and its professional network.

Elizabeth has always been involved in her communities and is currently serving on the St. Albert Seniors Association Board, as Vice President. Most recently she served on the boards of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and MacEwan University Board of Governors. Previously, she served on the Board of Directors for the following organizations: the Edmonton Symphony Society/Francis Winspear Centre for Music, NorQuest College and the NorQuest College Foundation; the Capital Care Foundation; the Edmonton and Alberta Alzheimer’s Societies.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. She has completed the Directors Education Program and received her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Having grown up in a musical household, Elizabeth is passionate about music and the arts. Elizabeth has been a regular attendee at performances at the Arden, the New Blue Moon, the Citadel, ESO and other venues throughout the region. On a personal level, she is exploring her own hidden talents by taking voice, acting, and musical theatre classes. Elizabeth and her husband enjoy travelling, cooking and entertaining, playing bridge and the occasional game of golf.

Tiffany Schell  

Edmonton
member, FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE; member, NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Tiffany has over 25 years of professional experience within the private sector, public sector, and government. She gained significant broadcasting knowledge and management board experience from working at Rogers Communications.

Tiffany grew up in Muskoka, Ontario, spent most of her professional career in Toronto, Ontario, and relocated to Edmonton in 2015. With a diverse taste for music and a die-hard habit of listening to terrestrial radio, she was quickly introduced to CKUA. She has been listening to Holger Petersen’s <em>Saturday Night Blues</em> for decades and was delighted to find his <em>Natch’l Blues</em> program on CKUA. Baba and his <em>Mid-Morning Mojo</em> quickly became another favourite. Tiffany enjoys the incomparable access to local, independent, and non-commercial artists that CKUA provides.

Currently Tiffany volunteers with the CPA Alberta Edmonton Chapter where she supports all activities that promote the accounting profession and foster networking opportunities for CPAs. She enjoys adventures with her partner Evaristo, and his children, that include food, music, culture, arts, hikes, and of course lots of laughs. Tiffany joined the CKUA Board of Directors in 2019.

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Committees

Finance & Audit Committee

Chair: Jay Nelson

The Finance & Audit Committee reviews the financial plans of the Foundation for consistency with the Foundation’s financial objectives and to monitor the ongoing finances of the Foundation.

Governance Committee

Chair:  Charity Callahan

The Governance Committee promotes best practice corporate governance principles within the CKUA Radio Foundation. The Governance Committee is responsible for the areas of Board policy development, ensuring Board duties and Committee structure are properly established and communicated, and for establishing the role of and the process to select the Board Chair, Directors, Committee Chair(s) and Officers.

Nominating Committee

Chair: Elizabeth Hurley

The Nominating Committee is responsible for ensuring that the CKUA Board of Directors is composed of qualified and skilled persons capable of, and committed to, providing effective governance leadership to the CKUA Radio Foundation.