Board Of Directors

Marie Logan

Marie Logan, Chair

Marie has received numerous awards for her dedication to enhancing the lives of rural Albertans. She is committed to ensuring youth development and education initiatives are given the attention they require. Marie's list of accomplishments and associations include Founding Director of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System, Trustee of the Horizon School Division, and President of the Canadian 4­H Council Board. In addition, she and her husband Glenn run a pedigreed seed and cattle operation. Marie lives in Lomond.

 

David Bodnarchuk

As a Chartered Accountant, David has many years of technology and financial experience with industry leaders such as Apple, Oracle and KPMG. David’s self-motivation, drive and entrepreneurial flair are shown through the creation and management of three start-up businesses. David has built an impressive personal/professional network through his involvement on not-for-profit boards, government task force groups and participation in venture capital groups and advisory boards. He knows how valuable building partnerships, creating effective management teams, producing community leaders and assisting small and growing businesses are for the success and sustainability of our province’s rural communities.

David Coutts

Born and raised in Fort Macleod, Alberta, David started his career through involvement in regional economic development, local Chamber of Commerce and service organizations, which lead him to provincial politics. During his 14 years as MLA for Livingstone-Macleod, David's accomplishments include initiating provincial Wind Power policy and implementing the provincial Special Places Protected Areas Program. During his time in government, he served as Minister of Government Services and Minister of Sustainable Resource Development. David's commitment to regional collaboration and cross-border initiatives began in 1993 when he was appointed to the Pacific Northwest Economic Region to represent Alberta's interests. He now resides in Edmonton and manages his own consulting firm. 

Doug Gardner

A former junior/senior high school teacher, Doug spent his 33-year teaching career in rural communities throughout both Saskatchewan and Alberta. Doug knows what it takes to help shape and guide the future success and sustainability of Alberta’s unique and diverse rural communities. Doug has been a Public School Board Trustee for the Foothills School Division No. 38 since 2000 and has served on the board of directors on the Provincial Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA). A community leader and engaged citizen, Doug has owned, managed and operated businesses out of his commercial strip mall property for over 30 years while working as a rural real estate agent for the past 11 years.