Travis Toews was elected and sworn in as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance in April 2019. Mr. Toews has been managing director and co-owner of Melbern Group, a corporate family cattle ranching operation and an oil field environmental company, since 2002. He holds a CPA, CMA accounting designation and spent 12 years in a public accounting practice prior to pursuing business interests. Mr. Toews served as finance chair for the Alberta Beef Producers and director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance. In 2012 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, for contributions to Canadian agriculture and trade. A lifelong resident of Alberta, Toews and his wife live in the Grande Prairie region and have three children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys downhill skiing and fly-fishing.