2023 Alberta Golf Board of Directors elected. 2022 Annual Report released.
Alberta Golf (Calgary) The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Voting Members of the Alberta Golf Association was held virtually on Wednesday March 29. Subsequent to the AGM, the Board of Directors met and the following officers were named:
President: Brent Bailey
Vice President: Kendra Koss
Treasurer: Ross Nesbitt
Secretary: Chris Leach
Brent Bailey takes over as President from Mark Bamford who provided Alberta Golf with two successful years of leadership, where a continued emphasis was placed on diversifying the Association’s many relationships and enhancing its governance structure.
Bailey, a retired Scotia McLeod Investment Advisor, is well known in most provincial golf circles as a result of his strong competitive play spanning several decades. The past president of the Windermere G&CC has won multiple Club Championships, won the 1971 Alberta Junior Championship, was a member of 3 Alberta junior teams and represented Alberta nationally as a member of the Willingdon Cup Team in 1973.
“Myself along with the Board of Directors and Alberta Golf staff, want to continue the strong tradition of tournament golf excellence,” Bailey said. “We also want to provide increased value to member clubs and recreational golfers recently initiated.”
FULL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brent Bailey: Windermere Golf & Country Club (Edmonton)
Mark Bamford: Glendale Golf & Country Club (Edmonton)
Jennifer Biernaskie: Public Players Club (Calgary)
Kim Carrington: Cottonwood Golf & Country Club (De Winton)
Ken Knowles: Windermere Golf & Country Club (Edmonton)
Kendra Koss: Earl Grey Golf Club (Calgary)
Chris Leach: Valley Ridge Golf Club (Calgary)
Lorraine Moster: Public Players Club (Edmonton)
Ross Nesbitt: River’s Edge Golf Club (Okotoks)
Two Board Members had their terms come to an end at this year’s AGM. Peter Major has now joined the Golf Canada Board of Directors following seven successful years with Alberta Golf’s Board. Shaane Nathu, who was with us for just one year, provided us with great financial leadership and we are confident he will return to us one day. Nathu has made a big move across the country and we wish him great success in his role with Golf Newfoundland and Labrador.
Two new faces join the Board for 2023: Ross Nesbitt and Jennifer Biernaskie.
Jennifer Biernaskie, a partner with McLennan Ross LLP joins the Board with significant governance and strategic planning experience, having served on several Boards throughout her career. Most recently Biernaskie is on the board of Alberta Lung and also on the board of the Alberta Liquor Store Association since her and her husband own the Kensington Wine Market.
Ross Nesbitt, a CPA currently residing in Calgary and working with Ernst & Young LLP is an avid golfer and eager to step in and join the Board in the capacity of Treasurer, a position vacated by one of his close colleagues in Shaane Nathu.
Alberta Golf is pleased to welcome Jennifer and Ross to the Board of Directors for 2023 and we look forward to the contributions they will be making as part of an exciting time for the entire golf industry.