Canada West Military Museums announces founding directors

EDMONTON, April 27 /CNW/ - The Canada West Military Museums is pleased to announce that following a Shareholders' Meeting held on Thursday, April 22, 2010, the following individuals were elected to the Board:

H. Thomas Hickerson, BA, MA. Tom Hickerson is the current Vice Provost and University Librarian at the University of Calgary. He oversees the University of Calgary press, Nickle Arts Museum, Image Centre, Institutional Library, resource collections and records management activities. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of American Archivists; Vice President/President Elect of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries; 2001 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate in recognition of his contributions to the "use of information technologies for the benefit of society". Tom spent three decades at Cornell University in New York before coming to Calgary.

Sharon Grant, BA, University of New Brunswick. Sharon Grant is an Executive Assistant at Chieftain Financial and Director and Secretary of Canada West Military Museums. Sharon has a long association with the Canadian Forces through her husband, retired Major-General Tim Grant who was Commander Joint Task Force Afghanistan Roto 2 and 3.

HonCol (Retd) Sandy Mactaggart, OC, AOE, CD, LLD, BA, MBA. Founder and Director, Maclab Enterprises. A former Board Chair of the University of Alberta and the University's 14th Chancellor, Sandy Mactaggart is a well know philanthropist. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School where he served on various committees; Trustee Emeritus and former Treasurer of the American University of Beirut; and a member of the World Presidents Organization.

HonCol Stanley A. Milner, OC, AOE, CD, LLD, BSc. Stan Milner is President of Chieftain Financial Ltd. and Board Chair Emeritus of University of Alberta where he served recently as Campaign Chairman of the Alberta School of Business successful Preservation of the Name Campaign. He held directorships in many Canadian and U.S. companies including Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Director Emertus), Canadian Pacific, Alberta Energy Company (Chairman). He is a member of the World Presidents Organization and a former President of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada.

Michael B. Percy, PhD, BA, MA. Dean, University of Alberta School of Business and Fellow of the Institute for Public Economics. Dr. Percy serves on numerous boards. In 1993 he took an academic leave and served one term as a member of the Legislative Assembly, Province of Alberta. He served as co-chair of the Premier's 1997 Economic Growth Summit. He is also a past President of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Percy has participated in several health care funding review panels for the province and acted as a consultant to various provincial governments on issues related to economic development and to United Nations agencies.

HLCol (Retd) John D. Watson, BA, MBA, FCA. A businessman, John is the former Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Encana Corporation. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of both Alberta and Ontario. He is Chairman of the Board of UTS Energy Corporation and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Talisman Energy Inc. Active in community affairs, John has served as Chairman of the Calgary Police Commission and as a Board member of several charitable organizations.

Canada West Military Museums will assist military museums in Alberta and work closely with the Military Museum in Calgary.


For further information: For further information: Canada West Military Museums will initially maintain offices at: The Military Museums, 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB, T2T 5J4, and 101, 11111 - 82nd Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6G 0T3

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