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Brad Perkins – President/CEO
Brad has been on the Board as President/ CEO since March 1, 2016. Brad was born and raised in Edmonton and graduated from the University of Alberta. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and former partner with KPMG, one of the world’s largest business services firms. Brad served on the Excel Society Board of Directors for 12 years including roles as Chair, Chair of the Building Committee, and Chair of the Audit Committee.
Tammy Browning – Director
Tamara is a director with her husband of St. Gregory’s Landscaping Inc. She is responsible for the accounting, technology and administration. After college, she worked at Great West Life, Wusyk Financial and Manulife financial with new business and client administration. She is a mother of three. The oldest was born with a rare syndrome, 4p minus, resulting in global developmental delay. Tamara is the funds administrator for his program through PDD. This includes, advocating for funding, hiring his aides, planning his daily program along with managing all aspects of his funding.
Jeff is a Chartered Accountant. with over 20 years of auditing experience from working with KPMG and the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta. Jeff has been appointed as NAIT’s associate vice president, finance and corporate services, his portfolio includes a number of Government Ministries and board-governed Government Agencies. Jeff recently completed the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors.Jeff enjoys sports in his off time.
Carol Moen – Director
Carol Moen is the past Registrar for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and carried responsibility for APEGA’s regulatory policy and associated processes over her 3+ year tenure in the role. Carol directly influenced substantive progress on the efficiency and effectiveness of all of APEGA’s regulatory portfolios and led the development of recommendations on the needed modernization of APEGA’s enabling legislation.
Her past experience also includes 26 years at DOW Chemical where she held a variety of leadership positions including Associate Director, Responsible Care and Regulatory Affairs and Production Leader, Energy Systems and Environmental Operations. Through Carol’s varied roles she acquired diverse knowledge in the integrated manufacture of petrochemicals and the importance of results in a globally competitive manufacturing environment.
As a leader, Carol consistently focused on addressing social license to operate, managing environmental footprint or impact and the need to generate business success. Through her varied experiences, Carol had direct responsibility and/or influence over large manufacturing facilities as well as the significant supporting organizations and finances that enable them.
Garry Rentz – Director
Garry Rentz joined Excel in 2002. He is a native of Edmonton and is self-employed. His interest in private schools and adult education, as well as experience in the field of disabilities has brought depth to the organization. “I chose to serve based on my history in the field and I see rapid growth in the field of specialized care.” Garry Rentz is married and has four children.