Honourable Doug Horner, Spruce Grove-St. Albert

Heavenly Father, we are grateful for
Hon. Doug Horner, MLA for Spruce Grove-St. Albert and the experience he brings
as he serves his fourth term in our Legislature. It is our prayer that You
would grant him wisdom and insight in the important role he fills as Minister
of Finance and President of the Treasury Board. We pray as well that he and his
colleagues would continue to implement plans and strategies that would bring
our province into financial success. Bless and refresh him today. In Jesus
Name, Amen

President of Treasury Board and Minister of
Finance

Doug Horner was elected to his
fourth term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Spruce Grove -St.
Albert on April 23, 2012. On May 8, 2012 he was named President of the Treasury
Board and Minister of Finance. Previously Mr. Horner had served as Deputy
Premier, President of the Treasury Board, vice-chair of the Agenda and
Priorities Committee and Minister Liaison to the Canadian Forces.

During his second term he
served as Minister of Advanced Education and Technology and Minister of
Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. Additionally, he served as vice-chair
of the Agenda and Priorities Committee and was a member of the Treasury Board
and the Cabinet Policy Committee on the Economy.

Born in Barrhead, Alberta, to
Jean and Dr. Hugh Horner, Mr. Horner has spent most of his life in rural
Alberta. Three generations of his family have been involved in agriculture, and
his father was a previous minister of agriculture.

Mr. Horner also has a solid
business background, graduating from the Southern Alberta Institute of
Technology (SAIT) with a diploma in business. After completing further studies,
he was accredited by the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

Before being elected to the
Alberta Legislature, Mr. Horner had extensive experience in the private sector,
including banking in southern Alberta and a sound understanding of the
value-added sector of agriculture. He was integral in the start-up and
operations of his family’s barley and oat processing mill. Later he became
responsible for international marketing and sales of specialty grains for
ConAgra out of its Nebraska office. After three years he moved back to Canada
and established a trading company for agrifoods and agrifeeds for domestic and
international markets.

Mr. Horner is an active member
of his community. He is currently a member of the Spruce Grove & District
Chamber of Commerce, the St. Albert Parkland Rotary Club, the Royal Canadian
Legion, the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Association as well as several other
service and community organizations.

Mr. Horner has previously
served as a member of the Standing Committee on Law and Regulations, the
Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services and the Standing Policy
Committee on Justice and Government Services. He has also served as chair of
the Alberta government’s Information and Communications Technology
Implementation Committee and vice-chair of the Alberta Grain Commission.

May
14, 2012