The Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society (also referred to as the "Jubilee Society") is a not-for-profit organization that emphasize on extraordinary patron services, and fostering cultural development in both Edmonton and Calgary facilities. The Jubilee Society is led by a Board of Directors with representatives from across Alberta. As volunteers from the community, Board members work for the betterment of the Jubilee and strive to promote the importance of art and culture.
To engage, excite and celebrate community and cultural spirit through Alberta’s Jubilee Auditoria.
To provide extraordinary experiences worthy of premier cultural and community facilities through superior Front of House services, community engagement programming, and stage-labour.
Our Operating Values
The Jubilee Society values safety, community culture, our people and service excellence. Its role with in the communities is a direct link to cultural spirit and economic impact.
Note: The Jubilee Society Operating Values are the foundation of our Society - They guide our behaviours and set the standard for how all employees are expected to perform their work on a day to day basis.
Sarah is Vice President of the Calgary Stampede and Executive Director of the Calgary Stampede Foundation. With a strategic focus on youth achievement, sought-after learning experiences, and vital spaces for our communities, Sarah is responsible for providing executive leadership to the Stampede’s youth and indigenous programming, its new campus and community spaces, and its philanthropic programs. Prior to her role at the Stampede, she served as Chief Development Officer for The Banff Centre and Vice President, Research Services at KCI Canada.
Sarah is an experienced leader in the not for profit and charitable sectors, primarily in the areas education and the arts. She volunteers in the community and has served as a director with arts, professional, and sports organizations. Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University. She lives with her family in Calgary.
Michael is a business development professional with extensive experience in establishing and building technology companies. He has worked in corporate development, marketing and project management roles in companies in Canada and in Silicon Valley, where he lived for 14 years. He serves as a Board member, company advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs and as a VP (Alberta) of the CATAAlliance, where he has been an active advocate in support of equity-based crowd funding.
Greg graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce, achieved his Chartered Accountant designation in 1982, and then established a Chartered Accounting Firm (Peterson and Flower Chartered Accountants) that operated successfully from 1983 to 1988. Subsequently, Greg held the position of Assistant Auditor General of Bermuda from 1988 to 1993. While in Bermuda, Greg became a Chartered Financial Analyst. Since his return to Canada in 1993 Greg has focused on building a client focused portfolio management business. Recently Greg was nominated for the Wealth Professional – TMZ Best Active Manager – Exchange Traded Derivatives. Greg had the Role of Treasury during the Calgary City Ballet's infancy. His continued love fore the Arts has lead him to the Role of Treasurer for the Alberta Jubilee Society
Greg is married, has three boys along with a recent Grandson.
Sharilee Fossum is a versatile leader drawn to building organizations, driving innovation, establishing good governance, and leading teams through change to create a performance culture. She has been privileged to lead in profit and non-profit organizations across a variety of industries. An experienced executive in operations, corporate services, and finance, Sharilee has held CEO, COO, and CFO roles.
She is currently the Chief Financial and Corporate Officer at APEGA – the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. APEGA regulates the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta for protection of the public. It is the largest association of self-regulated professionals in Western Canada and one of the largest in Canada, with approximately 77,000 members.
Sharilee is an active board director and currently serves on the boards of Farm Credit Canada, Alberta Enterprise Corporation, Alberta Jubilee Society Auditoria, and is Chair of the TELUS World of Science Edmonton. Until recently, she was on the boards of Edmonton Economic Development Committee and Red Deer College Foundation.
A lifelong learner, Sharilee has a Business Diploma from Red Deer College where she was recently recognized with their Distinguished Alumni award. She also has earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Regina, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).
Sunny Delaney-Clark immigrated to Canada in 1967 from Korea.
Sunny’s professional background includes, Educator, HR and Corporate Banking and Capital Market, RBC. Managing Director, for a National Private Health Group. Sunny’s bi-cultural background together with education, work experience supports her commitment to work with new Canadians have led her to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. In addition to serving as the Director, Jubilee Board, Sunny's other community involvement is noted here under:
-Board Chair, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.
-Director, Calgary Foundation.
-Director, Honens International.
James Heelan has extensive experience in a broad range of litigation and regulatory matters. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of corporate commercial litigation and medical negligence by Lexpert and was named in the Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers and in Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross Border Litigation Lawyers. His practice has a particular focus on:
Representation of financial institutions and investment advisors;
Employment matters; and
Professional negligence matters with a particular emphasis on representing physicians.
James has appeared before all levels of courts in Alberta and courts in several other provinces. He has also appeared before various arbitration panels, public inquiries and regulatory bodies, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, Securities Commissions, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Mutual Funds Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and the Alberta Human Rights Commission. As a former managing partner of the Edmonton office of Bennett Jones, James brings considerable management experience and a business perspective to client issues.
Brad is a Partner at MacLachlan, McNab, Hembroff LLP. He has sat as the Vice-Chair for the Premier's Advisory Council for Arts and Culture and was a CKUA Radio Foundation Board Member. Brad was a Board Member and Vice-Chair for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts 2001 - 2006. Currently, Brad serves on the Lethbridge and District NIkka Yuko Japanese Gardens as President. In addition, Brad has retired from the practice of law this past June.
Dr. Maureen Toews is the Dean, Teaching, Learning and Research at Red Deer College (RDC). She leads RDC’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, Program Quality Assurance, Indigenous Student Services and Initiatives, and Office of Research and Scholarship. Maureen has 30 years of experience in post-secondary education and since 2001 has provided leadership in learning space design. Maureen holds a PhD in Education (Dissertation: Postsecondary Instructor Experience Teaching in Flexible Learning Spaces, 2014) and a Master of Library Science.
Adam Conrad is the Controller at Leede Jones Gable Inc., which is one of Canada’s leading independent investment dealers providing a full range of investment products and services to clients all across Canada. Adam leads the accounting and finance team at Leede, which entails all aspects of financial and regulatory reporting. The financial sector is a highly regulated industry and dealer members are subject to extremely strict reporting requirements and undergo numerous regulatory and government audits. From this environment Adam has developed a skillset which would serve as an asset to the Jubilee.
Adam received his Charted Professional Accountant designation in 2013. He began his career as an articling student at the public accounting firm MNP LLP, and specialized in public and large private company audits in all different industries including not-for-profit, financial services and oil & gas. His not-for-profit audit experiences has served as an excellent foundation for Adam’s role on the Jubilee’s finance committee. A strong set of financial and analytical skills along with an interest and appreciation for the arts make Adam an excellent candidate for a future board member.
As an Architect and Principal with the firm of RKH Architecture Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alberta, Robert K. Hirano has practiced Architecture in Canada for 30 years. Robert has actively contributed to the development of Canadian arts and culture as President of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and as a Board member of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the University of Lethbridge Art Acquisition Committee and the Lethbridge Community College Arts Advisory Committee.