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Hockey Canada Board of Directors Nominating Committee


Mike Bruni (Chair): A former chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors and president of Hockey Alberta, Mike works as a lawyer with Bruni Law in Calgary. He has spent more than 30 years with the regulatory body for the energy industry in Alberta, serving as general counsel and head of energy operations. Mike has extensive involvement in the sporting community, including time spent with the Canadian Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation.

Alain Deschamps: Most recently the general manager of Sports Québec, which works with 65 sport federations across the province, Alain also sits on the board of directors of Club de moto BMW de Montréal, Sportcom and the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec. An avid motorcyclist, his long career has included time with the Quebec Division of the Canadian Cancer Society, Centraide of Greater Montreal and Cirque du Soleil.

Jane Hu: Executive director and founder of Cycling Without Age Canada, a non-profit organization that makes seniors feel welcome again in communities by taking them for a bike ride, Jane was a member of the executive leadership team at Ideaca, leading the business through a transformation from start-up to an award-winning national firm. A lifelong volunteer, she has filled many roles in the hockey community.

Susan Kitchen: Formerly the executive director of the Coaches Association of Ontario and a board member with the Coaching Association of Canada, Susan was also appointed to an advisory committee for the Ontario Government Sport Plan. She has been active in rowing for more than 30 years, captaining the first all-female team to complete the canoe race across the St. Lawrence River during Carnaval in Quebec City.

William (Mick) Ryan: A senior partner at Stewart McKelvey and member of the bar of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Mick is an accomplished arbitrator and mediator who also sits on the appeals panel for Atlantic University Sport (AUS). He previously served as a board member with Basketball Canada, and won a gold medal in basketball at the 2013 World Masters Games in Turin, Italy.

Kallie Wood: The senior Indigenous advisor for the deputy minister’s office with the Ministry of Agriculture within the Government of Saskatchewan, Kallie specializes in building relationships, policy and strategy in engagement both internally and externally. She is also the CEO and owner of Converging Pathways, focused on bridging the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Kallie has given countless hours to not-for-profit organizations and sits on several boards across the country. She is no stranger to Canada’s game thanks to her children and grandchildren.

Anthony Wright: The regional vice-president of Indigenous wealth at RBC Wealth Management, Anthony works with Indigenous communities to provide ongoing reporting, training and support. He is also a board member with the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, and is a third-generation Olympian – he was part of Team Canada’s field hockey entry at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, China.

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