Meet Our 2021 Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors, which oversees all Club matters and provides Club governance, is made up of dedicated Members like you!

To contact the Board of Directors directly, please email board@royalglenora.com. Your email will be directed to the appropriate committee for review to shape policy and inform feedback. Please note that this inbox is periodically reviewed.

 


Rod Girard joined AIMCo in 2011 and leads both the Legal Services and Compliance groups. Rod holds a BA (1992) from the University of Alberta, an MA (1994) from McMaster University, an LL.B (1997) from the University of Toronto, an LL.M (2007) from York University, and an MBA (2011) from Queen’s University/Cornell University.
 
He is a CPA-CMA and also holds the IC.D designation. Rod was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1999 and Alberta in 2001.
 



 
Sheila has been a member of the Royal Glenora Club since 2016 and has served as Chair of the Aquatics Committee for past two years. She is mom to four adult children and 10 grandchildren. Her son and daughter and their families are also club Members.
 
Sheila recently retired from a 25-year career in sport management, serving in various roles, locally, nationally and internationally. She championed a team that hosted two successful World Triathlon Championships and several world cups and national championships for the City of Edmonton. She was General Manager for the ITU World Cup Series 2005 – 2011.
 
Sheila has served a number of years on the national triathlon board (Triathlon Canada) and as a Council Member on the International Federation, World Triathlon, formally ITU. She has been recognised as ‘Sport Builder’ by both governing bodies as well as the City of Edmonton and Alberta Sport.
 
She is excited to join the RGC Board of Directors and contribute as we enter a new era with a fabulously improved facility. She is a good listener and looks forward to working with, and, for all - Board, Staff and Members.
 




Bill and his wife Carole are long-time members of the Royal Glenora Club.  He is semi-retired as a Management Consultant and Executive Coach.  He has extensive board of directors experience on both for-profit and non-profit boards and has been a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors since 2010. He received formal training in board governance at Stanford University Directors’ College.

Bill is a former Chair of Western Canada Lottery Corporation and Audit Committee Chair of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.  His volunteer boards have included:  Edmonton Opera, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Alberta Institute of Management Consultants, Edmonton North Primary Care Network, and the Inner City Youth Development Foundation.
 
Bill Clark, CMC

 



Ms. Kira Gregson has been a Member of the Royal Glenora Club for over 25 years. She has served on the Finance & Audit Committee since 2013 and joined the Board in 2019. Kira is a Vice President of Valuations at Sequeira Partners. Kira is a Member with her husband, Reed, and two children Hudson (6 years) and Ford (3 years). 
 



Brad is a CPA, CA who articles with a large accounting firm before he moved to the industry and has worked with large construction companies in the Railway and Oil and Gas sector where he was a key member of the executive team and eventuall leading the finance department. He has significant experience with construction and accounting and had successfully managed significant banking relationships.

Brad and Noelle have enjoyed being Members of the Royal Glenora Club and spend time in the Fitness Facilities and playing Tennis together along with their 3 kids who are all excited for the completion of the renovations.
 



Brenda Johnson is celebrating her 60th year as a Royal Glenora Club member. Brenda and her husband Brian have tried every activity and sport offered by our Club (except handball and hockey) and made many life long friends along the way. They even experimented with ballroom dancing and duplicate bridge. After completing graduate degrees at the University of Alberta, Brenda worked as forensic specialist in the RCMP Crime Lab and as a senior manager/consultant with the provincial government. She consulted with a range of professional regulatory bodies, health service organizations and interest groups to develop policy and legislation. She was a member of federal/provincial advisory committees and sat on several provincial boards and committees. Retired since 2002, Brenda volunteered on committees for the World Masters Games, the Edmonton Golf Association, the Canadian Masters Badminton Tournament and on RGC Sectional Committees for badminton, tennis and historical. She was also on the Board Governance Committee for the Royal Mayfair Golf Club.

 


Straight out of college I headed to Mutual Life where I spent 18 years primarily in sales management. Perhaps a ‘turning 40’ thing but I walked away from a great career and started a consulting business where I worked with organizations to help them maximize the effectiveness of the sales teams during which time I wrote my book, Rocketman: The Resurrection.  
 
I switched gears again when one of my best customers, ATB Financial, recruited me to lead the buildout of the sales team for their new wealth management division ATB Investor Services. After 14 years on the executive team in various roles, we decided to retire so that we could enjoy more time at our home in Phoenix in the winter and RVing the summer. 
 
Allyson and I have been married 37 years and have 3 kids, all living in Vancouver.  We enjoy golf, tennis, squash, and occasionally, barefoot watering when I work up the nerve. We’ve been members of the RG for 16 years and have made many friends through the RG family! 
 

Caroline is a born and raised Edmontonian. She has been married 32 years to her husband, Brian.  he has 3 grown children Matt, Abby, and Michael, and one grandchild, Miles. In 1988, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Alberta and for the next 5 years, worked in a variety of health care facilities all over north America.  While living in Philadelphia, she received her Master of Nursing degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Returning to Alberta amidst Ralph Klein healthcare cuts in 1995, she decided to partner with her husband as owner/operator of a franchise company, Interstate Battery System of Northern Alberta. They invested in a subsidiary company, Interstate All Battery Center of Edmonton, in 2007. Her role with both companies has been overall management of day to day operations, employee hiring/firing, human resources, and financial planning/management. Caroline  has been a Royal Glenora member since 2002. Over the last 19 years, her and her  family have participated in virtually all aspects of the club.  She served on the Skating Committee as chair for 2 years, and currently is very active in tennis.  She is excited to be a RGC Board director and will work hard to represent every shareholder.



Dr. Jaggi Rao is a board-certified dermatologist, and a cosmetic and laser surgeon, practicing in the heart of Edmonton, his favourite city.

Jaggi is a full Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta, where he has served as a past dermatology residency program director. He is an accomplished author, peer reviewer and associate editor for a number of prominent medical journals, and has received numerous clinical, leadership and academic awards, including the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Teacher of the Year and Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Award.

In addition to having created the popular Alberta DermaSurgery Centre, Jaggi’s business experiences include the startup of a novel web-based telehealth service that continues to help physicians and patients in several Canadian provinces and territories. He has also founded a philanthropic remote dermatology service to provide assistance to third world countries. Jaggi is the organizer and visionary of DermaCon™, Canada’s largest dermatology conference for family practitioners and pharmacists. He also serves as a resource to industry, delivering dozens of lectures every year at local, national and international meetings, and lends his expertise on speakers’ bureaus and advisory boards. Jaggi is also a clinical researcher; currently conducting several clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies.

Along with his wife and three children, Jaggi has been an active RGC member since 2011. He particularly enjoys regular tennis, swimming and fitness workouts. These activities have greatly improved his mental and physical health, and have enriched his social life by allowing him to interact with and befriend other RGC members. With respect, loyalty and gratitude to our Club for helping him to decompress, socialize and stay fit, Jaggi wants to give back to the RGC. He aims to admirably represent all members as a volunteer on the RGC Membership Committee, and is humbled to have been nominated as an RGC Board representative.





In 2011, John retired as a senior financial executive after four decades in the private sector. John served as Treasurer of Capital Power, EPCOR, and ED TEL for various periods. His professional career focused on treasury, corporate finance, and risk management. During his lengthy career, John negotiated many corporate and project financings, evaluated potential projects and acquisitions, prepared strategic financial plans, developed banking relationships, and developed cost-effective, comprehensive treasury functions. Since retiring, he completed a number of consulting projects before becoming involved in RGC activities through the Finance & Audit Committee, Rink Redevelopment Committee, and subsequently its Board of Directors and Governance Committee. Currently, John also serves on the Board of Canterbury Foundation and its Finance and Redevelopment committees.

John’s family joined the Royal Glenora Club when they moved to Alberta in 1990. For many years, John played badminton while his kids primarily used the fitness room to train for ski racing. John also met his wife, Dianne, at the Royal Glenora Club. She has been an active RGC Member since 1976. John speaks of the Royal Glenora as his one luxury, but is quickly reminded of his albeit modest cottage in Muskoka where he spends most Augusts.

John has always been active in the management of family sports activities. As Treasurer of both Rabbit Hill and Sunridge ski clubs, John redeveloped their accounting systems to provide better management information to club executive and members. Early on at the RGC, John served as Treasurer of the Badminton section committee and more recently the Bridge and Tennis section committees. On the Arena Redevelopment Committee, John was responsible for the financial evaluation of the various redevelopment alternatives.

For the last ten years, John has actively participated on the Finance & Audit Committee, including four and a half years as Chair, during which time we significantly improved the club’s financial information for management decision-making and consequently the Club’s financial position to the point of long-term cash flow sustainability. John is committed to the long-term success of the Royal Glenora Club as the Athletic and Social Club that people want to be a part of for life.