Gord

Elliott

Vice President - Membership

Biography

GORDON ALLAN ELLIOTT, BASc, MBA, PEng

EDUCATION

  • Earned the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario
  • Earned the degree of Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Earned the designation of Professional Engineer from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA); awarded Life Membership

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE

United Conservative Party of Alberta 2017 to date

 Calgary – North West Constituency Association

  • Member 2017 to date
  • President: elected by the Members of the Party, 2017 to date
  • Campaign Manager: chosen by Sonya Savage to manage her campaign in 2019 election

Board of Directors

  • Membership Committee Chair: developed recommendations on how to grow the membership of the party for the Vice-President of Membership to be elected at the AGM

Interim Joint Board

  • Director: appointed by the Leader of the Wildrose Party, Brian Jean, to represent the interests of the Members of the Party, 2017 to 2018
  • Governance Committee Chair: elected by the Directors of the Interim Joint Board to chair the committee responsible for recommending to the board how to govern the Party and its constituency associations, 2017 to date
  • First Convention and General Meeting Organizing Committee Chair: elected by the Directors of the Interim Joint Board to chair the committee responsible for organizing the First Convention and General Meeting of the Members of the Party, 2017 to date

Wildrose Party, 2009 to 2017

Executive Committee

  • Provincial Director for Calgary, 2016 to 2017
  • Special General Meeting Arrangements Committee Chair, 2017

Calgary – North West Constituency Association Member, 2009 to 2017

 

Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, 1992 to date

Ric McIver for Leader Campaign Team Member, 2014

  • Doorknocked for Ric in northwest Calgary

 

Ted Morton for Chestermere – Rocky View Re-election Campaign Manager, 2012

  • Asked by Ted Morton, Minister of Energy and Candidate of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta in Chestermere – Rocky View Electoral Division, to manage his campaign for re-election as Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, accountable for developing and executing the plan for his campaign to persuade the voters in Chestermere – Rocky View to re-elect Ted as their MLA in the 2012 election

Ted Morton for Premier Campaign Team Member, 2005 to 2006, 2011

  • Asked by Ted’s Campaign Manager to be the Campaign Scheduler and Tour Director, accountable for scheduling and organizing the events that Ted would attend, making the arrangements for Ted to travel to the events in the 2011 leadership contest
  • Asked by Ted’s Campaign Manager to be the Campaign Scheduler, accountable for scheduling the events that Ted would attend and making the arrangements for Ted to travel to the events in the 2006 leadership contest

Mark Hlady for Calgary – Mountain View Re-Election Campaign Team Member, 2004

Alana Delong for Calgary – Bow Election Campaign Team Member, 2001

Electoral Division Associations: Member, Volunteer, Director, 1992 to date

  • Elected by the Party’s Members who lived in the Electoral Divisions of Calgary – Mountain View and Calgary – North West to represent them as a Director of the Electoral Division Associations that were accountable for persuading the Registered Voters who lived in the Electoral Division to vote for the Party’s Candidates to be their Members of the Legislative Assembly in the next election

Conservative Party of Canada, 1993 to date

Calgary Rocky Ridge Electoral District Association Nomination Contestant, 2014 to 2015

  • Sought the nomination for the 2015 general election against four other contestants; persuaded residents of Calgary Rocky Ridge to buy memberships in the party and come out to support me on voting day

Electoral District Association Financial Assistance Program Team Leader, 2008 and 2011

  • Asked by the Party’s National Campaign Manager to lead the Party’s program to persuade the Directors of its Electoral District Associations with surplus money to use that money to provide financial assistance to its Electoral District Associations that are short of money for the 2011 election cycle; increased the amount of financial assistance from the 2008 election cycle to the 2011 election cycle by 35%
  • Asked by the Party’s National Campaign Director to lead the Party’s program for the 2008 election cycle; increased the amount of financial assistance provided from the 2006 election cycle to the 2008 election cycle by 400%

National Council Member Representative from Alberta, 2007 to 2013

  • Re-elected by the 21 voting Members of the Party’s National Council to represent them on the Party’s National Constitution Committee, a body that is accountable for the design and execution of the process to amend the Party’s Constitution, and National Policy Committee, a body that is accountable for the design and execution of the process to amend the Party’s Policy Declaration in 2011
  • Re-elected by acclamation by the 336 Delegates to the Party’s Third National Convention from Alberta to represent the Members of the Party who live in Alberta on the Party’s National Council, a body that is accountable for the design and execution of the Party’s administrative policies and processes in 2011
  • Elected by the 21 voting Members of the Party’s National Council to represent them on the Party’s National Constitution Committee and National Policy Committee in 2008
  • Re-elected by acclamation by the 336 Delegates to the Party’s Second National Convention from Alberta to represent the Members of the Party who live in Alberta on the Party’s National Council in 2008
  • Elected by the then 19 voting Members of Party’s National Council to chair the Party’s National Constitution Committee in 2007
  • Elected by the then 19 voting Members of the Party’s National Council to represent the Members of the Party who live in Alberta on the Party’s National Council in 2007

National Policy Committee Member Representative from Alberta, 2006 to 2007

  • Elected by the Presidents of the Party’s 28 Electoral District Associations in Alberta to represent the Members of the Party who live in Alberta on the Party’s National Policy Committee in 2006

Election and Leadership Campaign Team Member, 1993, 2004, 2005 to 2006

  • Volunteered as a Member of the Stephen Harper for Calgary Southwest Re-election Campaign Team that was responsible for persuading the 87,426 Registered Voters who lived in the Electoral District of Calgary Southwest to vote for the Party’s Candidate, Stephen Harper, to be their Member of Parliament in the 2006 election
  • Asked by Jim Prentice to lead the Jim Prentice for Calgary Centre-North Re-election Campaign Team that was responsible for persuading the Registered Voters who lived in the Electoral District of Calgary Centre-North to vote for him as their Member of Parliament in the expected 2005 election that did not occur
  • Volunteered as a Member of the Jim Prentice for Calgary Centre-North Election Campaign Team that was responsible for persuading the Registered Voters who lived in the Electoral District of Calgary Centre-North to vote for the Party’s Candidate, Jim Prentice, to be their Member of Parliament in the 2004 election
  • Volunteered as a Member of the Stephen Harper for Leader Campaign Team that was responsible for persuading the Party’s Members who lived in the Electoral District of Calgary Centre-North to vote for Stephen Harper to be the Party’s Leader in the 2004 leadership contest
  • Volunteered as a Member of the Diane Ablonczy for Calgary North Election Campaign Team that was responsible for persuading the Registered Voters who lived in the Electoral District of Calgary North to vote for the Party’s Candidate, Diane Ablonczy, to be their Member of Parliament in the 1993 election

Electoral District Associations: Member, Volunteer, Director, 1993 to date

  • Elected by the Party’s Members who lived in the Electoral Districts of Calgary West, Calgary – Nose Hill, Calgary Centre-North and Calgary North to represent them as a Director of the Electoral District Associations that are accountable for persuading the Registered Voters who lived in the Electoral Districts to vote for the Party’s Candidates to be their Members of Parliament in the next election

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NOVA Chemicals Corporation, 1981 to 2003

A company of people who make and market ethylene, polyethylene, styrene and polystyrene

Polyethylene Business Product Manager, Calgary, AB

  • Developed, implemented and executed processes to ensure that the products on the Product Slate were strategic, significant and profitable
  • Created new strategies to maximize the profitability of the business and increased its Expected Net Present Value by $68 million

 

Polyethylene Business Market Manager, Boston, MA and Pittsburgh, PA

  • Determined the products to make, the prices to ask for them and how to promote them for each of 20 commodity film markets
  • Developed, implemented and executed processes to tier the markets and customers to enable the business to use its resources where they could most increase its profitability

 

Internal Consultant, Calgary, AB

  • Led teams that re-engineered the Sales and Operations Planning processes of the Styrenics Business, and developed the Customer Value Proposition for the Polyethylene Business to focus its resources where they would most increase its profitability

 

Marketing Research and Communications Manager, Calgary, AB

  • Led teams that identified opportunities for the Plastics Business to make new products for its current and new customers, and developed communications tools such as literature, trade shows and advertising to promote the sale of the products of the Plastics Business

 

Polyethylene Business Sales and Distribution Planner, Calgary, AB

  • Planned the sales and distribution of polyethylene products from the manufacturing plant in Joffre, Alberta to customers throughout the world

 

Financial Analyst, Calgary, AB

  • Built financial models of the polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride businesses and used these models to evaluate opportunities to improve the profitability of the businesses

 

Process Control Engineer, Joffre, AB

  • Developed and implemented process control schemes to increase the productivity of the ethylene plant

 

  1. A. Simons Limited (acquired by AGRA Limited)GREAT CANADIAN OIL SANDS

A company of people who engineered, procured and constructed pulp and paper plants

Internal Consultant, Vancouver, BC

  • Used information technology to improve the design of pulp and paper mills

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

A company of people who design and develop the CANDU nuclear power reactor

Process Engineer, Port Hawkesbury, NS

  • Developed process control schemes to increase the productivity of the heavy water plant

Lignosol Chemicals

A company of people who make products from the process of converting pulp into paper

Research Assistant, Quebec City, QC

  • Executed experiments to grow yeast on the spent liquor from the pulping process

 

Great Canadian Oil Sands Limited (merged into Suncor Inc.)

A company of people who extract bitumen from oil sands

Process Engineering Assistant, Fort McMurray, AB

  • Executed experiments to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the plant that converted bitumen into naphtha, kerosene and gas oil

 

Reichhold Chemicals Limited

A company of people who provide serve composites fabricators and coatings formulators

Research Assistant, Toronto, Ontario

  • Improved the formulations of phenol-formaldehyde resins as adhesives in plywood

A P Parts (Canada) Limited

A company of people who make parts for cars

Assembly Line Worker, Toronto, Ontario

  • Assembled mufflers and exhaust systems for cars