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.
August 19, 2015