Alpine Canada Announces New Members To Board Of Directors

Calgary, Alta. (September 28, 2016) – Alpine Canada announced today four new members to the Board of Directors, elected at the Annual General Meeting held in Calgary, Alberta. Jim McGovern (Vancouver), Trevor Nakka (Calgary), Paul Stutz (Calgary), and Shannon Sullivan (Toronto) are newly appointed to the Alpine Canada Board.  

“This devoted group of people will undoubtedly bring great knowledge and passion to our board of directors. We look forward to another exciting season of Canadian ski racing as the athletes strive for podium finishes on the world stage,” said current Alpine Canada Chair of the Board, Chris Slubicki.

These new members will replace outgoing board members Chris Clark, Sandra Fiell, Emily Brydon and Richard Prokopanko. Alpine Canada wishes to acknowledge the significant contributions made by each of these individuals to our organization and Canadian ski racing. 

Jim McGovern is a 30-year veteran of the investment industry and currently a partner of Fort Capital Partners, a mid-market independent Investment Bank. McGovern is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Skiing and ski racing have been a lifelong passion for McGover as a ski racer, coach, active volunteer and current FIS TD. McGovern served as a Director for the Whistler Mountain Ski Club for years and was the Chairman from 2007 to 2009.  McGovern continues to actively volunteer with ski racing, as both a FIS TD and Chairman of Whistler Cup. 

Trevor Nakka is currently a senior partner with Deloitte. Spanning the past 25 years, he has held various leadership positions within the firm and is currently a member of the Board of Deloitte Canada, as well as an ex-officio member of the Board and Deloitte U.S. Serving major firm clients on a wide range of matters, Nakka is well-versed in financial audits, governance, financial risk management and general advisory services for both Boards of Management of public companies, large private entities and governments. After serving on the Board of Winsport Canada for 11 years, including as Chair, Nakka was appointed an honourary lifetime member and director of WinSport. 

Shannon Sullivan has served in a number of volunteer roles at the grassroots racing level in Southern Ontario. Most recently, Sullivan worked with Alpine Canada as a member of the Young Guns Fundraising Committee in addition to being a member of the 2015-2016 Alpine Canada Awards Selection Committee. In her professional life, Sullivan spent the majority of her career as an administrative professional in Toronto with Morgan Stanley Canada Limited in the role of Business Unit Manager, Corporate Finance. She also has close ties with other not-for-profit organizations within the pediatric healthcare community in Ontario.

Paul Stutz joins the board of directors as the athlete representative on the board. Stutz has a rich history in Canadian alpine racing as a former member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. Stutz joined the national team in 2001 and found his niche racing slalom and super combined disciplines. With four Canadian Championship titles and two overall NorAm titles to his name, his career is highlighted by a seventh-place World Cup slalom result in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Finishing his career as an independent racer, Stutz retired in 2014 and has moved onto a successful career in residential Real Estate in southern Alberta. Stutz and his wife, Alison, recently welcomed their daughter Stella to the world on September 5th. He continues to give back to sport through volunteering, public speaking, advising, and media commentating. 


For a complete list of ACA’s Board of Directors, click here.

For further information or press inquiries, please contact Ashley Shantz at ashantz@alpinecanada.org or call 587.226.3007.

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