I am Alan Pentney, Governor for the coming year. I graduated from Ottawa University in Civil Engineering in 1978 and then spent 28 years with Alberta Environment. I worked on all aspects of environmental protection ranging from municipal water and wastewater systems, through industrial emissions to water allocations. For the past 7 years I have been with the National Energy Board regulating the operation of inter-provincial and international pipelines.
My wife Tara and I have raised two children: Alana who is in the pharmaceutical industry in Toronto and Jon who teaches middle school in Calgary. Combined they have provided us with the joys of three grandchildren. Meanwhile I keep active with Golf, Curling and volunteering at an 1800 member Legion as Treasurer and New Building Construction Trustee.
Ken Williamson of the Stampede City Club introduced me to Gyro at the 2005 Curl-a-Rama event. Over the past 9 years I held the following positions in Gyro: Director (2 years) Vice President; President (2 Years); District Secretary; 2nd Lieutenant Governor, 1st Lieutenant Governor and now Governor. During that time I also was a bulletin editor for 6 years. Look for me where ever rum is being served.