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Board of Directors and CEO

J. Lindsay Hood

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.

Mary Corbett

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.

Ken Regan


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.

Bill Roggensack         

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.


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.