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About the AHSA Board of Directors

The AHSA Board of Directors is comprised of four Directors appointed by the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association, and three Directors elected by the membership at large. The Board Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary are selected by the Board members, and an Executive Director is appointed by the Board to manage association business.

The AHSA Board of Directors meets 3 times per year, with additional sub-committees as required. The Board uses the following tools to make effective decisions for the association:

Knowledge-Based Decision Making

  • What do we know about the current realities and evolving dynamics of the AHSA’s environment that is relevant to this decision?
  • What do we know about the capacity and strategic position of the AHSA that is relevant to this decision?
  • What do we know about our members’ and stakeholders’ needs, wants and preference that is relevant to this decision?
  • What are the ethical implications of our choices?

Board Values

  • Honesty - We commit to honesty in our daily interactions. We value and are open to truthful communication.
  • Respect - We respect the intrinsic value and equality of every person and organization with whom we interact. We strive to demonstrate respect in all our actions.
  • Accountability - We are accountable to members for our decisions, and for the resources and actions of the association. As individuals, we are accountable for our thoughts, words, and actions as members of the AHSA Board of Directors.
  • Unity - The authority we have sits with the board as a whole. When decisions are made, the Board demonstrates unity of purpose in its words and actions.
  • Strategic Focus - The Board is responsible for planning and directing AHSA’s future. We bring a strategic focus to our work, establishing goals with the well being of our industry and the association in mind.
  • Ethical Conduct - As individuals, we are trustworthy, using our knowledge and experience for the benefit of our members, AHSA and the industry as a whole. By living our values, we demonstrate ethical conduct in our professional and board activities.

 

AHSA Board of DireCTORS

Mr. Matthew KindratChair

General Manager // Radisson Hotel // 4440 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, AB

Phone: 780-437-6010 // Email: mkindrat@silverbirchhotels.com

Ms. Sherry ScottVice-Chair

Director of Human Resources // Double Tree by Hilton West Edmonton // , Edmonton, AB

Phone: (780) 930 4013 // Email: sscott@silverbirchhotels.com

Mr. David J. KaiserSecretary

President & CEO // Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association // 2707 Ellwood Drive SW, Edmonton, AB

Phone: (780) 436-6112 // Fax: (780) 436-5404// Email: dkaiser@ahla.ca

Mr. Mark PerryDirector (Appointed)

General Manager // Staybridge Suites West Edmonton // , Edmonton, Alberta

Email: mperry@sbseedmonton.com

Mr. Perry WilfordDirector (Appointed)

General Manager // Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre // 2720 Glenmore Trail SE, Calgary, AB

Phone: 403-279-8611 // Email: gm@glenmoreinn.com

Mr. Brett SmithDirector (Elected)

Health and Safety Manager // Banff Jasper Collection // , Calgary, AB

Phone: 647-472-2599 // Email: brsmith@pursuitcollection.com

Ms. Julia HornDirector (Elected)

Regional People & Culture Manager // Coast Hotels // 11145 87 Ave., Edmonton, AB

Phone: 780-439-6060 // Email: j.horn@coasthotels.com

Ms. Michelle PlaizierExecutive Director

Executive Director // Alberta Hospitality Safety Association // 2707 Ellwood Drive SW, Edmonton, AB

Phone: 780-702-3059 // Fax: 780-436-1504// Email: mplaizier@ahsa.ca