Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission
Len Rhodes brings extensive senior management, governance and leadership experience to his role as AGLC Board Chair. With previous roles in global operations and marketing, Len has a sweet spot for strategic business transformations, with a proven track record in that area, including his seven years of service as President and CEO of the Edmonton Elks Football Club. Len has diversified his governance experience by serving on many not-for-profit community boards. He exemplifies how building relationships and volunteerism go hand-in-hand, which he was recognized for as the recipient of the Government of Alberta’s Inspiration Award (2016). With leadership experience in the liquor industry, a love for business and a deep passion for community, Len supports AGLC in ensuring Alberta’s position as the best place to do gaming, liquor and cannabis business. Len holds a B. Comm., ICD Not-for-Profit Program, ICD.D and has served as a director on the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Football League (CFL), One Goal, and the Literary Partners of Quebec. He currently also serves as Chair of the Audit Committee at Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC).
Elan Harper brings significant corporate experience to the AGLC Board. As a Vice President at StrategyCorp, Elan uses her unique problem-solving expertise to provide strategic advice and management consulting services to many of Canada’s major corporations—leveraging her past work as a leading tax practitioner with expertise in Canadian and international tax law. For several years, Elan has been an avid volunteer for local constituencies and for swim clubs across Alberta. She holds a B. Comm., MBA, TEP, and LLM (Tax), and has served as director on the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada – Western Chapter, Calgary Varsity Constituency Association, and University of Calgary Swim Club.
Vincent Vavrek’s current role as partner at Fletcher Mudryk LLP is complemented by his extensive experience in accounting, financial planning and management. Coupled with his extensive background in leadership roles and policy development, Vincent brings almost 15 years of governance experience to AGLC’s board with roles ranging from founding director to public member. Vincent’s commitment to community has bolstered countless organizations both in his hometown of Grande Prairie and across the province, he brings a passion for volunteerism and investing in a well-rounded community to AGLC’s Board. Vincent holds an ICD.D and has also served as director on the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Alberta Board, Alberta Blue Cross, Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta, Institute of Estate and Financial Planners, Grande Prairie Regional College Alumni Association, Grande Prairie Regional College Foundation, Grande Prairie Regional College Board of Governors, Grande Prairie District Chamber of Commerce, After 5 Rotary Club of Grande Prairie, Real Estate Training Institute of Northern Alberta, Alberta, and as the St. Joseph’s Parish Finance Committee Electric System Operator (AESO).
Weissenberger, Angela Tu
With 25 years of experience in financial services, energy and industrials, Angela Tu Weissenberger brings significant knowledge of risk management and market assessment to AGLC’s Board. While Angela has an impressive decade of governance experience on her own resume, she is also an advocate, connector and thought leader who empowers other women to explore the world of governance for themselves. Angela also shares her strategic planning and innovation as a guest speaker and lecturer for industry and for educational institutions. Angela holds a BA and MA in economics, and ICD.D. She has previously served as a director on the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), Esther Honens International Piano Competition Foundation, and the Treasury Board of Canada: Advisory Committee on Executive Level Retention and Compensation.
Tongjie (TJ) Zhang brings a cybersecurity and privacy lens to AGLC’s Board. TJ’s technical experience spans multiple industries including research and development, as well as consulting. Outside of his profession, he strives to be an active community leader. He remains a committed alumni for the University of Calgary and in 2017 was elected as senator for the university. TJ’s enthusiasm for community service is showcased by his involvement in professional associations, educational institutions and many non-profit organizations. TJ holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, and has previously served as a director on the following organizations: Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation (Alberta), Livery Transport Advisory Committee (LTAC) of the City of Calgary Council, University of Calgary Graduate Students’ Association, Alberta Graduate Council, The Campus Trust, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Calgary Chapter, and the Calgary Security Professionals Information Exchange Society (SPIE).
Ms. Grier has been a member of the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) Board of Director since January 2017. She brings vast experience from being a member of over twenty boards and committees, and over forty years of public and private sector experience.
With an extensive tenure at the executive level of both private and public organizations, Ms. Grier’s unique experience as both leader and tactician in board governance, administrative justice, communications, stakeholder engagement, philanthropy and a range of corporate services brings a multi-faceted perspective to AGLC’s board. Ms. Grier has served on numerous not-for-profit and crown corporation boards and is committed to the principles of good governance and administrative justice. She also has an Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D).
A committed leader within the Edmonton community, non-profit sector and Métis Nation of Alberta, Maureen Moneta brings a wealth of knowledge from senior executive roles complemented with diverse governance experiences to AGLC’s Board. Maureen has built a reputation as a resilient Indigenous leader, committed to strengthening the community through her work and volunteerism. Maureen has been honored with a CPA Early Achievement Award and Edify Top 40 under 40 Award and looks forward to bringing the same level of excellence as a member of AGLC’s Board. Maureen holds a BCom, CPA, CA, and ICD.D, and has served on the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Alberta Board, the Rupertsland Institute, Edmonton Community Foundation, and the Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre.
Jack Fujino brings over four decades of experience in engineering, large project management and corporate management to AGLC’s Board. As senior vice-president of Stantec’s environmental group, Jack assessed, coordinated and developed projects from not only an engineering and environmental perspective, but also from an operational and financial auditing perspective. With a well-rounded professional tenure in feasibility, acquisitions and operations, Jack adds his diverse experience to his role as a member of AGLC’s Board. Jack holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and has previously served as a director on the Alberta Chamber of Resources, Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems, and Consulting Engineers of Alberta.
Wayne Drysdale has over 20 years of government experience with an emphasis on strategic planning and public policy. Wayne previously served as Grande Prairie-Wapiti’s Member of the Legislative Assembly, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation.
He has extensive community involvement experience including serving as vice-chair and founding member of the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Medical Service, Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region and Grande Spirit Foundation.
Wayne leverages his market, industry and community expertise to provide strategic direction and a proven vision for success.