John Alho

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Joined the Board of Directors in 2020. 

John Alho is the Associate Vice-President, Government and Community Engagement, at the University of Calgary. He joined the university in March 2013 and oversees the university’s strategic government relations program. John works closely with the President and other members of the university’s Senior Leadership Team, to further the University of Calgary’s external relations objectives. He has significant expertise in advocacy, public relations, community engagement, fundraising and communications.

John came to the University of Calgary from the University of Manitoba where he served as Associate Vice-President (External). Prior to joining the post-secondary education sector, he worked in senior policy and communications advisory roles with several federal Cabinet Ministers and MPs in Ottawa.

He has a lifelong passion for aviation. He is an active member of the community, having served on several boards, including the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg. John holds an MBA and a BA (Honors) and has obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D certification.