Ken Kobly has been the President and CEO of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) since February 2005. Over the past eleven years Ken has developed the ACC’s profile as a strong, consistent voice for Alberta business. Provincial, national and international media regularly turn to the ACC for comment on business-related issues.
As the CEO of a federation of 128 chambers of commerce, which in turn represent 24,000 businesses, Ken advocates for the policies developed by individual chambers and adopted by the federation as a whole. This work requires him to meet with the Premier, provincial and federal cabinet ministers, MLAs and MPs in an effort to influence decision-makers favourably towards Alberta Chambers of Commerce policies.
Ken’s broad professional and political background has served him well in this position. He achieved his Certified General Accountant designation in 1980, which has allowed him to provide professional tax and accounting services to individuals and ownermanaged businesses. He has also worked for the Province of Alberta and in the banking industry. Ken was a member of the provincial board of the Certified General Accountants Association of Alberta and served as president in 1988-89. He also became a member of the national CGA board during that period.
In recognition of his service, Ken was honoured with a fellowship from CGA and a life membership and in the centennial year of CGA Canada, he was recognized as one of 100 CGAs who have made a difference. He is also a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal. Ken spent two decades on the municipal council of the Town of Beaumont. He was mayor of the town for 12 years. Ken, who continues to live in Beaumont, is a member of that community’s Lions Club.
We are thrilled to welcome Ken Kobly to #CannabisCon’s Cannabis Canada Forums Business Opportunity Day on Friday, April 13th at the Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre to join a panel discussion Economic Development and Business Opportunities: Regional Economic Development and business opportunities for Alberta (followed by Q & A with audience).