Honourable Ken Hughes; Calgary-West

Thank you Lord God that you give Hon.
Ken Hughes favor with all the individuals he meets and works with today. We
pray that you give him wisdom as he makes decisions and also give him the
strategies he needs to put new initiatives in place. Lord, we ask that you
would give Mr. Hughes the rest he requires to be most effective and bless him
and his family with many good and relaxing times together.  In Jesus Name, Amen

Minister of Energy

Ken Hughes was elected as a Member
of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Calgary-West on
April 23, 2012. He was appointed to cabinet on May 8, 2012, and serves as
Minister of Energy.

Mr. Hughes holds an
undergraduate degree in agriculture from the University of Alberta. He also has
a master’s in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University (1981-1983) with a focus on public and
corporate finance.

Mr. Hughes is an entrepreneur
and the founder of the insurance brokerage firm Alpine Insurance &
Financial, Inc., with offices across Alberta. As a successful businessman Mr.
Hughes is keenly aware of how the ebb and flow of the economy affects Alberta
families. Mr. Hughes is a certified director (ICD.D) and has worked in several
business sectors, including property and casualty insurance, energy and energy
services and information technology.

Mr. Hughes has a distinguished
public service career, which includes serving as the founding chair of Alberta
Health Services (2008-2011), chair of the former Headwaters Health Authority
(1994-1995) and federal Member of Parliament for the rural riding of Macleod
(1988-1993), including appointment as Parliamentary Assistant to the Deputy
Prime Minister. Earlier in his career he gained significant experience working
at provincial, national and international levels while serving in the positions
of senior adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and executive assistant to
the Alberta Minister of Education.

Mr. Hughes’ family roots extend
deeply in the Alberta cattle industry, prior to the creation of the province of
Alberta. Personally, he has served in leadership roles with community
organizations as well as volunteering across the province. This includes work
on voluntary and community boards like the Lethbridge Community College Board
of Governors, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Board, the Calgary Counseling
Centre, the 2002 Kananaskis Summit Advisory Committee, the 2005 and 2008
Alberta World Cup of Cross-Country Skiing Organizing Committees, the Calgary
World Fair Bid Committee Board and the Calgary Technologies Inc. Board. He is
the first non-U.S. citizen to be asked to serve on the Board of Trustees of the
Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City. As part of a group of 37 Albertans
Mr. Hughes and his son, Aidan, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in August 2011,
raising over $1 million for orthopedic services in Alberta.

Mr. Hughes and his wife,
Denise, have three children.

October
4, 2012