Mr. Ken Hughes – MLA for Calgary-West

As we pray for MLA Ken Hughes today
may he be aware that You are present with him to help him to fulfill the
important call on his life to represent and serve the people of West
Calgary.  As he sits on committees and
boards may he have direction and wisdom for decisions and discern the steps to
take for the best outcomes for Albertans. 
May Your blessing rest on him and all those dear to him.  Amen.

Ken Hughes was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta for the constituency of Calgary-West on April 23, 2012. Shortly after,
Mr. Hughes was appointed to cabinet where he served as Minister of Municipal
Affairs and 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.

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