Chair, Allan J. Klassen
Allan J. Klassen, Senior Vice President, Calgary Housing and former President and Managing Partner of ALBI Homes Ltd., has been engaged in the housing industry for the past 25 years.
Allan has spent many years giving back to the industry he loves. In 2004, he became the President of the Calgary Region Home Builders’ Association and in 2005 the President of Calgary Home Builders Association–Alberta.
Allan has been recognized over the years with numerous association awards including the “George Frieser Award”and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Hall of Fame.
In 2010 Allan became a board member with the Alzheimer’s Pro-Am Hockey tournament. Shortly after he became involved with this important cause Allan's father John was diagnosed with dementia, and eventually succumbed to the disease in 2012.
This life changing experience strengthened his resolve to support the Alzheimer’s community and has been a catalyst in the launch of Gordie Howe Centre for Alzheimer’s Research and Education Society. Today, Allan sits as the chair of the not for profit society as well as the chair of the main fund raising initiative, the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S Pro Am hockey tournament.
Treasurer, Tammy Banks, CPA, CA
After articling in audit and tax with PwC in Calgary, Tammy spent 10 years working in Bermuda in the insurance industry. While she enjoyed the sun and scuba diving there, family eventually drew her back to Canada. Tammy has always enjoyed the entrepreneurial spirit of owner managed businesses.
She now works in public practice providing owner-managed business clients with personal and corporate tax return preparation, financial consulting and tax planning. She also has experience in the non-profit sector managing registered charity CRA applications and compliance. The passion of the other Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. board members has been inspiring for Tammy and she is happy to be part of the team!
Jay has spent the last 23 years providing specialized wealth management solutions at Scotiabank. His previous roles in Commercial Banking and Domestic Banking provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the financial solutions offered through Scotia Wealth Management.
Jay is also a fully accredited Farm Advisor with the Canadian Association of Farm Advisor’s designation. He has strong ties to the hockey community and a passion for golf, fishing, surfing and snowboarding. In addition to sitting on the board of Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S., Jay lends his time and support to the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre and Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter charities in the local community.
Morgan Tingle, LL.B., MBA,
Principal, Morgan F. Tingle Professional Corporation
After graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters in Business Administration, Mr. Tingle practiced with Canada’s largest national law firm before pursuing his own law practice focused on real estate development, corporate securities and finance.
Mr. Tingle has advised many clients through the real estate development process and has acted as a consultant, broker legal/conveyancing counsel and developer in his own right. Mr. Tingle’s practice also focuses on structuring both equity and debt financings on behalf of public and private companies alike. Mr. Tingle participates with his clients’ senior management teams in providing legal and business advice from concept and structuring through construction to completion for a variety of transactions and real estate developments.
Lisa Poole is a family caregiver and provides insight from the lived experience perspective. Her father, John Poole, who loves the game of hockey and played into his 70’s, has Vascular Dementia. Lisa sits on the Calgary Dementia Network Strategic Council and the Glencoe Club Dementia Advisory Group. Lisa founded Dementia Connections Magazine which aims to raise public awareness about dementia, reduce stigma, provide information and support for people with dementia and their families and provide a resource for the dementia workforce.