Principal of Right Angle Communications & Consulting, former MLA and Journalist
Bruce McAllister is a communicator and connector. He works with the brightest community leaders in Alberta to help solve complex problems and bring important conversations to centre stage. Bruce had done this most recently as the Principal of Right Angle Communications and Consulting and as the Executive Director of Rockyview 2020, succeeding by advancing vital issues for clients and constituents.
He is the relentless advocate that people have wanted on their side. His skills in solving problems, and finding people who can, has helped put a spotlight on wasteful bureaucracy and systems that stop up progress. Bruce is comfortable stepping into the fray to find solutions. In his years as an opposition MLA and as the Education Critic, Bruce pursued the government on several important files, and saw important change. He fought for his constituents by bringing in celebrated new services and infrastructure.
Bruce values clarity, pushing towards the heart of an issue. His career began and grew in the news room. He was a journalist and investigative reporter who worked hard in nearly half a dozen Canadian cities before becoming the Global Calgary morning host. Whether it was covering international stories in Saudi Arabia, interviewing newsmakers of the day, or as the welcome voice that kicked off a new day in Alberta, he has an ability to set a tone that moves ideas forward.
Having been in the front of the camera, in the crosshairs of political scrutiny, or on the leading edge of an unfolding issue, Bruce’s skills and experiences offer his partners and clients a truly unique advantage.
Today Bruce’s greatest joy comes from his family. His wife, Lisa, his son and their two daughters have discovered that the best things in life come from family. Bruce often reminds those he works with that no matter what cause they move forward together, they do it all to make this province, businesses, and communities better for those they love. This is his commitment and his passion.
Your Challenge Requires the Right Expertise
Your complex challenge requires the right people to find the best way forward. Our advisory panel of experts have been where you are, people we call on for guidance and perspective on relevant issues.
Andy Crooks is a Calgary based business lawyer. From his early days as a criminal lawyer and litigator, he moved into tax and securities legal work. He assisted clients in a number of public offerings and financings. And he has extensive experience as lead counsel in workouts and insolvency work generally.
Andy is also deeply involved in political and social leadership. He has experience in partisan politics at a Federal and Provincial level. And has provided a leadership role in many not for profit ventures including: Simon House (alcohol and drug treatment); Alberta Lawyers Assist Program; Fine Arts through the University of Calgary and the ACAD; Canadian Taxpayers Federation; Canadian Constitution Foundation; Canadian Property Rights Research Institute; Charities Intelligence; and others.
Mr. Copithorne is the President of CL Ranches Ltd., a Director of Western Feedlots Ltd. and became a Founding Director of Research Management Systems, Inc.
He has been the Vice President of the Wildrose Party of Alberta, in charge of fundraising and has served as Chairman for several years with Startech Energy Inc. of Calgary. He is a member of the Society of Range Management, Western Stock Growers Association, Alberta Beef Producers, the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association, the American National Cattlemens Association, and the Canadian Cattlemens Association.
Marshall Copithorne is an honorary lifetime Director of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.
Guy Buchanan has extensive experience in the land development industry. In 1998, Guy Buchanan formed Co-Star Consulting Ltd. which continues to provide land development advice and project management services to residential, commercial, institutional and municipal clients.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta, Montana, and California.
He is an Honourary Life Director of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Past volunteer positions include; President of the Meadowlark Community Association, Member of the Board of Calgary Hospital District No. 7 (Carewest), and member of the Calgary Planning Commission.
In 2013, Guy Buchanan received the Canadian Forces Medallion for his many years of promoting and supporting the Canadian Forces.
Dr. Preston Pouteaux
Dr. Preston Pouteaux is a pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church in Chestermere, Alberta and is a Spiritual and Missional theologian with an interest in practices that shape the heart, soul, and character of leaders.
Preston Pouteaux is the award winning author, journalist, and a regular columnist in the Chestermere Anchor Weekly where he explores themes of place and faith.
Andrew Marriott is a true Alberta business success story. He has used his incredible entrepreneurial spirit and sound business acumen to start a unique franchise of Tim Hortons restaurants. His first store was started in Chestermere and Andrew quickly grew it into one of the top producing Tims in the Province.
He has now partnered with a former Tim’s executive in creating THYYC Inc. - a development company, which specializes in taking projects from land sourcing to restaurant opening and operations. His expertise in restaurant development and operations will help franchise owners work with land developers in Calgary and area to build traditional and non-traditional Tim Hortons restaurants.
In 2016 he plans to open at least two new restaurants in the SE Calgary to bring restaurant totals to 7, and net sales approaching $20,000,000. Andrew is a local philanthropist, consistently giving his time and resources to the community.
Leading From a Place of Health
We believe that the way we work is as important as getting the job done. How we invest in quality relationships, engage in creative projects, and push up against challenges says as much about us as the goals we hope to accomplish together. Tony Schwartz asked this key question: “Is the life you’re living worth the price you’re paying to live it?” We want to create a culture that places a high value on those things that make life worth it. That is why we encourage wholistic health in the lives of our partners, staff, and directors. From physical fitness, emotional and spiritual health, and clear rhythms of work and rest, it just makes sense. At the end of the day we invest in people, it’s who we are, and why we succeed.
— Bruce McAllister