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Chair's Message

As a past president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) – Calgary Region and CHBA – Alberta, we had a vision to have a united industry, One Voice, One Industry.

It is my honour to be the first Chair of the newly amalgamated organization and to finally get to realize the dream we have been working towards for so many years.

I would like to personally extend my gratitude and appreciation to the Merger Committee and the Transition Board for their dedication and hard work during the amalgamation process, making it as seamless as possible.

I have always believed that an industry that works together can create a stronger more united voice, the more unified we are, the greater impact we can make.

For decades both former organizations have been building Calgary and its regions, providing quality neighbourhoods and homes for all. CHBA – Calgary Region and Urban Development Institute (UDI) – Calgary were critical parts of the economic engine of this great city, the province and the country. And now we are beginning a new era, building on what many great industry leaders have accomplished before us, and setting ourselves up for future success.

During the 2016-2017 term, two of the larger outcomes we will be looking forward to are the successful integration of the two organizations [CHBA – Calgary Region and UDI – Calgary]; aligning the issues and opportunities that face the industry, and continuing to enhance relationships with our stakeholders. I feel it is important that we make sure we are at the table when we need to be and that we are being asked for input. I believe that this is already happening today, and I want to see it continue to happen and to strengthen that communication and dialogue.

The upcoming term will be challenging and rewarding. Together, we will be a stronger voice representing our great industry and our customers. This initiative is incredibly important to the future of Calgary, not just the future of our industry, but the future of our city and the region as a whole. I’m looking forward to creating an even greater Calgary Region together.

 
Allan J. Klassen
Chair
BILD Calgary Region

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Board of Directors 2016-2017

Chair:
Allan Klassen, Brookfield Residential

1st Vice Chair
Darryl Conroy, Borger Group of Companies

2nd Vice Chair:
Paul Boskovich, Genstar Development Partnerships

Secretary/Treasurer:
Mark Wynker, Stantec

CEO:
Guy Huntingford, BILD Calgary Region

Directors:
Ryan Boyd, Brookfield Residential
Collin Campbell, Mattamy Homes
Wayne Copeland, Double R Building Products
Fraser de Walle, The Alberta New Home Warranty Program
Elaine Doel, McKee Homes Ltd.
Ryan Erickson, Kidco Construction
Brett Friesen, Hopewell
Jill Huber, APEX
Shannon Lenstra, Kon-Strux Developments Inc.
Sean Nolan, Jayman BUILT
Carolina Oxtoby, Heritage Pointe Properties, A Division of Upper Lakes Group Inc.
Jane Power, Urban Systems Limited
Shane Wenzel, Shane Homes

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Staff

BILD Calgary Region is proud to have a team of skilled and knowledgeable staff dedicated to supporting our members and our community. Take a moment to get to know the talented people behind our great Association.

 

Guy Huntingford, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Prior to being appointed the CEO of BILD Calgary Region, in July 2016, Huntingford was the CEO of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) - Calgary, a position he accepted in June 2013.

Huntingford started his career in Toronto in 1981, where he worked for SunMedia as a programmer analyst. He held many I.T. positions, working his way up to Corporate Director of Information Technology. In 1999 he was promoted to Publisher and CEO of the Calgary Sun and in 2002, promoted again to Senior Group Publisher for Southern Alberta.

After his run in the newspaper business, Huntingford consulted for a nuclear power venture, Energy Alberta, that was eventually sold to Ontario based, Bruce Power.

Between 2007 and 2010, Mr. Huntingford was the President and CEO of WinSport Canada where he oversaw the development of the $250 million expansion of Canada Olympic Park (COP).

Three years prior to entering the development and building industry, Huntingford returned to his roots and was the Publisher of the Calgary Herald, a division of the Postmedia network.

Habiba Gulnaz-Khalid
Accounting Coordinator

 

David Bears
Director, Programs

 

Kimber Higa
Manager, Policy & Standing Committees

 

Rei Kurosawa
Coordinator, Standing Committees

 

Laurianne Schell
Administrator, Standing Committees

 

Hilary Stones
Receptionist, Database Administrator

 

 

Contractors:

Laurina Milne
Sponsorship & Membership Sales

 

Val Veldhuyzen
Director, Finance & Administration

 

Grace Lui
Director, Strategic Initiatives & Government Relations

 

Sophie Gowsell
Communications Specialist

 

Bev Jarvis
Director of Policy, Projects & Government Relations

 

Marissa Toohey
Manager, Government Relations & Committees, Calgary Region

 

 

 

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