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Steve Allan

Calgary Economic Development
Corporate Director
Steve is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. He practiced in the area of corporate restructuring, insolvency and forensic accounting and throughout his career was involved in some of the most high profile and complex files in Alberta. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a B.Comm degree and holds the ICD.D designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Steve is Chair of Calgary Economic Development and the McMahon Stadium Society, Board Vice-Chair of the Neyaskweyahk Trust of the Ermineskin Cree Nation, a Governor of the University of Calgary, Chair of the University’s Finance and Property Committee and a Member of the Human Resources and Governance Committee and the Executive Committee of the University. Steve served as Chair of the Canadian Tourism Commission (now known as Destination Canada) for seven years. He also served as Co-Chair of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative and chaired the Committee to Refresh Calgary’s Economic Strategy.

He is Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and has volunteered for the Institute (now CPA Alberta) throughout his career.

Steve has been a committed member of the Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown since 1980 and served as Club President in 1994-95. He served as Governor of Rotary District #5360 in 2009-10. He remains active with Rotary as a mentor in the club’s Stay in School program and is one of the stewards of the Rotary Tom Jackson Stay in School program, focused on First Nations students.

Steve has served as Trustee of the Calgary Zoological Society, a Director of the Calgary Foundation, a Director of University Technologies Inc., and was a member of the Committee to End Homelessness in Calgary.

Steve has been a volunteer of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede since 1974 and served as Chairman of the Board and President of the Stampede from 2005-2007. He also recently stepped down as Chair of the Calgary Stampede Foundation after fulfilling a ten year term on that Board.

Steve was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence in October 2017. He was recognized as Calgary's 'Citizen of the Year" for 2006. He also was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was named Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the Calgary Board of Education in 2009.  He is very proud to be an Honorary Treaty Seven Chief, “Rides Many Horses”.

A former marathoner, Steve still enjoys running, fitness, skiing, cycling and golf.