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Mr. Richard Gotfried – MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek

Father
in Heaven, we ask that You would give MLA Mr. Richard Gotfried an extra measure
of grace as he serves the people of Alberta. 
May he experience a wisdom and knowledge above and beyond his own.  We pray that he will have eyes to see the
good path You have laid out for him today, that will lead to success.  This we pray in the Name of Jesus.  Amen.

Richard Gotfried is proud to have been born and raised in
Alberta. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing
the constituency of Calgary-Fish Creek, on May 5, 2015.

Mr.
Gotfried is a member of the standing committees on Public Accounts and
Alberta’s Economic Future.
Prior
to serving with the Legislative Assembly, he spent over a decade working as a
senior executive for a Calgary-based home builder. Earlier, he worked for over
15 years as a district sales manager for an international airline. In addition,
he was vice-president of corporate and community engagement with Calgary
Economic Development between 2011 and 2013.

As
a strong supporter of community engagement he has volunteered with several
community associations, including the Calgary Home Builders Foundation; the
Hong Kong-Canada Business Association; Skål International, Calgary (the
International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals); Scouts Canada and
GlobalFest. In addition, he is the founder of the public, essential and key
employees (PEAK) home ownership program.

He
was named international airline executive of the year in 1990 by Agent Canada,
and in 2007 he received a community service award from the Canadian Home
Builders’ Association.

Mr.
Gotfried holds a certificate in corporate and community involvement from the
Carroll School of Management at Boston College and an executive management
certificate from the University of Hong Kong and studied political science and
economics at the University of Calgary.