Honourable Ken Hughes, Calgary-West

Dear
God, we pray that you make your presence known to the Honourable Ken Hughes and
guide him in the decisions he makes for our province. Let him feel your hands
on his shoulders as his job is very important. We pray that you help him in
stressful situations and fill his heart with peace. Amen.


Minister of Energy
Ken Hughes
was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the
constituency of Calgary-West on April 23, 2012. He was appointed to cabinet on
May 8, 2012, and serves as Minister of Energy.

Mr. Hughes
holds an undergraduate degree in agriculture from the University of Alberta. He
also has a master’s in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University (1981-1983) with a focus on public and
corporate finance.

Mr. Hughes is
an entrepreneur and the founder of the insurance brokerage firm Alpine
Insurance & Financial, Inc., with offices across Alberta. As a successful
businessman Mr. Hughes is keenly aware of how the ebb and flow of the economy
affects Alberta families. Mr. Hughes is a certified director (ICD.D) and has
worked in several business sectors, including property and casualty insurance,
energy and energy services and information technology.

Mr. Hughes
has a distinguished public service career, which includes serving as the
founding chair of Alberta Health Services (2008-2011), chair of the former
Headwaters Health Authority (1994-1995) and federal Member of Parliament for
the rural riding of Macleod (1988-1993), including appointment as Parliamentary
Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister. Earlier in his career he gained
significant experience working at provincial, national and international levels
while serving in the positions of senior adviser to the Minister of Foreign
Affairs and executive assistant to the Alberta Minister of Education.

Mr. Hughes’
family roots extend deeply in the Alberta cattle industry, prior to the
creation of the province of Alberta. Personally, he has served in leadership
roles with community organizations as well as volunteering across the province.
This includes work on voluntary and community boards like the Lethbridge
Community College Board of Governors, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede
Board, the Calgary Counseling Centre, the 2002 Kananaskis Summit Advisory
Committee, the 2005 and 2008 Alberta World Cup of Cross-Country Skiing
Organizing Committees, the Calgary World Fair Bid Committee Board and the
Calgary Technologies Inc. Board. He is the first non-U.S. citizen to be asked
to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Midwest Research Institute in Kansas
City. As part of a group of 37 Albertans Mr. Hughes and his son, Aidan, climbed
Mount Kilimanjaro in August 2011, raising over $1 million for orthopedic
services in Alberta.

Mr. Hughes
and his wife, Denise, have three children.

October 4,
2012