PRESIDENT - Richard Hehr

Richard Hehr spent over 41  years in the Alberta public education system. His experience ranged from elementary schools up to universities. His service included teaching, administration and extensive involvement as a politician/bureaucrat with the Alberta Teacher’s Association.

The Hehr family is committed to public service in both community and political venues. His wife, Judy, is presently a trustee with the Calgary Board of Education. His children Kent and Kristie are both lawyers. Richard looks forward to his second term as President and is committed to ensuring its more than 110 year mandate of providing a memorable speaker series to the Canadian Club of Calgary's membership.

Richard was recently elected as a member of the Calgary Public School Board representing Wards 8 & 9.


Roy was a member of the Canadian Forces from 1962 to 2000. His first three years were with the Militia as an Artilleryman followed by 36 years as a Communications and Electronics officer in national and international (USA and Europe) defence settings.  This employment included two tours as a Commanding Officer, and 26 years working with capital budgets, operations and maintenance budgets, as a human resource manager, a career counsellor, a recruiter, a communication security and information technology policy and system oversight manager, project management, strategic planning, mergers, and risk management.

Not-for-Profit community board experiences during his military career included chairing a hockey board, being a director with a Scout board, and a founding director of the Military Family Resource Centre in Brussels, Belgium. Experience gained through work related and not-for-profit board experiences included leadership (Board Chair, Board Vice-Chair and Secretary), capital budgeting, risk management and strategic planning.

In 2006 Roy completed the policy governance facilitator training offered by the AB Board Development Program, and he subsequently spent two years facilitating policy governance workshops for fledgling not-for-profit boards in Southern AB. Roy completed the Institute of Corporate Directors ‘Not-for-Profit’ Governance Essentials course in 2009, and the Director Education Programme in 2011.

Currently, Roy is the Vice-Chair of the National Association of Federal Retirees, a Commissioner with the Calgary Police Commission, and the Treasurer for the Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society.

TREASURER - Brandon Schur, BA (Hon), BComm, JD

Brandon Schur is an Associate with Torys LLP in Calgary. He primarily practices in corporate law and oil and gas and has acted for clients in various mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and oil and gas transactions.

Brandon completed his legal education at the University of Calgary and previously worked as a summer legal student at Total E&P Canada and with the enforcement division of the Alberta Securities Commission.

SECRETARY - Trevor Lynn, BA(Hon), MA

Trevor Lynn works for the Government of Alberta as a Communications Advisor. Trevor has used his expertise in diverse environments from the Senate of Canada to the University of Calgary. He’s a regular volunteer at the Calgary Food Bank.

Trevor currently serves as the Secretary for the Canadian Club of Calgary.  In addition to receiving a Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal, Trevor holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Calgary and a Master’s from the University of Saskatchewan and is fluently bilingual in both of Canada’s official languages.

Correspondence Secretary- Greg Whiteside, BA (Hon), JD

Greg Whiteside is a student-at-law at Bennett Jones LLP and the newest member of the board at the Canadian Club. Over the last four years, Greg has focused his career on several areas of law, including criminal defence, environmental regulatory matters, and civil litigation. Greg graduated from Queen’s University with an undergraduate degree in Canadian history and German language studies in 2009 and from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law in 2018. He has also studied abroad at the Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg in Germany, as well as the University of Salamanca and the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain. Greg speaks English, French, German and Spanish.  

Before his career in the legal profession, Greg worked as an expedition guide, working across the North and spending his winter dogsled racing in Canada’s Yukon Territory. He has now settled in Calgary, AB, because of its rich cultural environment and proximity to the Rocky Mountains. He spends much of his free time exploring these mountains through alpine climbing, having summited many of Canada’s highest and most difficult peaks.

Greg has also been an active member of the community in Calgary, having actively participated throughout law school with Student Legal Assistance, helping start western Canada’s first health/justice partnership with a downtown community health center. Furthermore, he played a key role in the executive committee at the University of Calgary’s Environmental Law Society.