Tennis Alberta is pleased to roster 8 Board of Directors from across Alberta as well as 2 full-time staff and 1 part-time staff (as of June 2022).
You can contact the Tennis Alberta Board directly, by emailing email@example.com. Any communication sent to this address is directed to the Association’s Secretary for proper dissemination to the rest of the Board.
Tom MacInnis | President
Tom MacInnis is an independent businessman and currently serves on the board of directors of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (including audit committee), Canadian Premium Sand Inc. (including governance and compensation committee), and Crestwynd Exploration Ltd. (Chairman, including audit and governance committees).
Tom also sits on the investment committee of four separate investment committees for private equity funds managed by Lex Capital Energy Management in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tom previously was Head of Financial Markets, Calgary and Head of Energy Investment Banking for National Bank Financial Markets.
Prior thereto, Tom was a co-founder and Managing Director, Investment Banking of Tristone Capital Inc.
Tom holds a bachelor of commerce (finance) from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, a diploma in Petroleum Engineering from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Tom is also an independent certified director with the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Tom and his wife and 3 young boys are residents of Calgary, Alberta and are all active tennis players and members of the Calgary Winter Club.
Jonathan Yee | VP Finance
Jonathan brings extensive experience with governance, project management and sustainable public policy development to the Tennis Alberta Board of Directors. Most notably, Jonathan’s governance and policy expertise was leveraged by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Currently he is a consultant at the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary, playing a role in the creation of the Calgary East Zone Newcomers Collaborative Food Bank.
As a certified tennis coach, Jonathan has worked extensively with the Saskatchewan tennis community, including serving as Tennis Saskatchewan’s Tennis Coordinator and Assistant Executive Director.
Jonathan is a member of the Aforza Tennis Club (formerly The Tennis Academy).
Alex Molotsky | Director
Alex Molotsky brings a wealth of experience in marketing, communications, and fundraising. Alex grew up in Calgary playing in the Tennis Alberta junior system through the Glencoe Club. He successfully secured a scholarship to Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, competing as a member of the men’s tennis team for four years, while captaining the team for three of them.
After graduation, Alex moved back to Calgary and began working in the Athletics Department at the University of Calgary. Alex is currently the Associate Director of Development for Dinos Athletics where he oversees the philanthropic and sponsorship activities for the Department.
Alex has continues to support and provide leadership for tennis over the many years and has moved up from a Director at Large to Vice President in 2020.
Chris Zelyas | Director
Chris is a partner in the Dentons Canada LLP Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. His varied legal practice includes a focus on intra-business disputes between partners, shareholders, officers and directors.
In this capacity, he regularly advises clients on issues of corporate governance and how to achieve business goals in the face of dissent and opposition. He also handles lawsuits dealing with large construction and infrastructure projects gone awry, and is increasingly focused on disputes under Canada’s internal trade agreements. In 2016, Chris was recognized as a “Canadian Corporate Lawyer to Watch” by the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.
Chris has volunteered his time in a variety of capacities, including providing front-line intake services for the Edmonton Police Service, assisting with the U of A’s Safewalk Program, and providing pro bono legal services to Edmonton’s lower income population through the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. He has served as his former firm’s Practice Group Leader for the Intellectual Property Litigation Group, and on the Associate’s Committee, providing guidance to and assessments of the firm’s younger lawyers. He regularly presents on a variety of legal topics.
Chris is an avid tennis player and he has looked for ways to contribute to the game off the courts. He is a member of the Capilano Tennis Club’s executive board and has recently taken on the mantle of the club’s Director of Programming. Chris has also volunteered with Tennis Alberta as a member of Disciplinary Committee.
Jerrold Diamond | Director
Dr. Jerrold Diamond is the founding partner of Diamond Dental, a multi-dentist group practice in West Edmonton. Dr. Diamond graduated from the university of Alberta faculty of dentistry in 1991. He serves as a visiting faculty member at Spear Education in Scottsdale Arizona, a leading post graduate training center for dental education. He and his wife Lisa, also serve as co-chairs for the harvest gala 2020, a fundraiser for the Lois hole hospital for women.
Jerrold is both the treasurer and co-chair of the Royal Glenora Club tennis committee where he has been an avid player for the past 25 years.
Erin Silverman | Director
With a 20-year career at Katz Group’s corporate head office in Edmonton in various positions including Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Founder, Erin brings to the Tennis Alberta Board of Directors a wealth of technical expertise and operational understanding.
Her previous board experience includes the Talmud Torah Society of Edmonton, including two years on the Human Resources committee, and time as a member of the Royal Glenora Club’s tennis committee.
An avid tennis player, Erin shares her love of the sport and tennis community as a member at the Royal Glenora Club.
Marlene Gukert | Director
Following a career in pharmacy as a pharmacist in various practice settings, Marlene retired in July 2020. She currently works casually as a Standardized Patient with the Medical Skills department with the Faculty of Medicine; UofC. This leaves her with lots of time to play tennis. Marlene took up tennis growing up on the community courts of Edmonton but didn’t play for many years after moving to Calgary.
During Marlene’s time as an Experiential Education Course Coordinator with the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the UofA, she developed strong communication and managerial skills as she was often responsible for managing over 200 students while completing courses throughout Alberta. She was often asked to communicate and problem-solve creatively and thoughtfully, drawing upon many important professional skills.
Marlene is happy to be a new member of the Tennis Alberta Board.
Mike Bennett | Director
Mike is a sales, marketing, and business development leader with progressive experience in sales, marketing, customer service, and strategic planning. Excellent change management skills to align sales team to meet customer needs across multiple businesses. Mike, a highly motivated hands-on leader, leads regional sales at Bausch Health. He is respected for bringing an innovative and dynamic approach ensuring exceptional results and building highly engaged teams.
Mike brings to the Tennis Alberta board strong leadership, analytical, and motivational skills complemented by an ability to build excellent relationships with all stakeholders. He is an avid tennis player at the Calgary Tennis Club.
Claire Auroi | Director
As Director Contracts & Deal Governance Rogers For Business, Auroi is a bilingual leader who brings over 20 years of global strategic negotiation, business development and transformational enterprise-wide experience. She brings to the Tennis Alberta Board of Directors her law and business experience, as well as her mastery in leading major complex multi-faceted projects leveraging her unique expertise and creativity. Auroi is an active Calgary community member previously serving on the board of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and International Aerospace Environment Group. She enjoys the occasional tennis game on Calgary’s courts.
Alan Mackin | Executive Director
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Alan brings to Tennis Alberta a wealth of experience and expertise that will benefit players of all ages and ability. Alan was most recently Head National Coach for Tennis Canada, operating in Alberta and Ontario, where he was directly responsible for the delivery and management of the regional and national training centre programs.
Prior to his role at Tennis Canada, Alan was the Executive Director of Tennis Newfoundland and Labrador where he directly led and managed the implementation of all tennis programming for the province. Alan has also held Tennis Management positions in both the private and public sectors in the UK and Australia.
Alan holds a Business Management Degree (BA) from Robert Gordon University, (Aberdeen, Scotland) and is a certified Tennis Canada Coach 3. He additionally holds professional certifications with the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals), LTA, (Lawn Tennis Association) and the USTA (United States Tennis Association).
Alan is an accomplished tennis player. A former UK Davis Cup player, he ranked as high as #4 in the UK and #213 on the ATP rankings list. Alan participated in numerous ATP and grand slam events, with career wins against an impressive list of familiar names, including Nadal, Cilic and Zverev.
Derek van den Berg | Manager, Tournaments and Programs
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Derek began coaching tennis at the age of 16. He is currently completing the Club Pro 3 Certification Course. He developed his skills coaching at the Royal Glenora Club, the Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre, as well as abroad in Spain. As Manger of Tournaments and Programs, he oversees the development of the sanctioned tournament schedule. He works to develop the various provincial competitive structures including participating on Tennis Alberta’s Junior Development Committee.
Kealy Litun | Manager, Administration, Communication & Member Services
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Kealy has extensive experience working in various capacities in the non-profit sector, including with arts, post-secondary and municipal government organizations. A graduate of Grant MacEwan’s Public Relations program, Kealy supports Tennis Alberta’s website, Volley e-newsletter and social media, assists members, as well as helping with various administrative supports.
Bob Orr | Book Keeper
Bob joins the Tennis Alberta team to support in the area of finance and accounting. Bob has over 30 years in finance in various capacities including most recently as Senior Accountant with Cats Heavy Haul. Transitioning away from the corporate sector, Bob enjoys the challenges of supporting the sport of tennis and keeping Tennis Alberta’s books on track