CALGARY, ALTA (Sept. 15, 2011) – Montreal, Que.-based businessman and former ski racer Danny Minogue was elected chairman of Alpine Canada at the organization’s annual general meeting on Wednesday.
Minogue, a husband and father of two, is the founder and CEO of Minogue Medical Inc. and Minogue FitTime Nutrition and has an extensive background in community and charity work. He succeeds Calgary’s Gary Allan, who stepped down last month.
“We’ve assembled a team of very successful business people from across Canada who are either former elite ski racers or simply have a passion for the sport,” said Minogue, a finalist for the 2011 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. “The three most important messages that the new board is embracing are good governance, fundraising and podium results.”
Minogue takes over as chair after previously serving as a Quebec elected director. Calgary businessman Christopher Slubicki continues in his role as vice-chairman, while Roger McCarthy (B.C. elected director), Steve MacCulloch (Quebec elected director) and Jill Irving (Canada district elected director) were all added to the board. An Ontario elected director will join the board on Oct. 1, 2011.
Stepping down, in addition to Allan, are Mike Delich (B.C. elected director), Justin Fogarty (Ontario elected director) and Jim Ludlow (Canada district elected director). Alpine Canada would like to thank all the departing board members for their contributions.
Minogue, 56, is a former elite ski racer who was part of the national Can-Am squad in the 1970s. He has three decades of experience in the surgical supply business and supports several hospital foundations and charity events. Most recently, he was co-chair of Montreal’s 2011 Ride to Conquer Cancer, which had over 1,850 participants and raised $6.7 million.
“I’ve always wanted to give back to the sport that I love. When I was coming up through the ranks, there were many tireless volunteers who helped fund ski racing for me at the local and national level,” said Minogue. “I want us to build on the success we’ve had in Canada producing world champions and Olympic gold medallists.”
Minogue said the new board plans to review the current bylaws in order to fulfill its mandate to ensure good governance. It will also play a role in assisting the team, led by Alpine Canada president Max Gartner, with fundraising.
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