Well-known Calgary businessman Scott Hutcheson has been selected as the chair of the board of directors for Calgary’s 2026 Olympic Bid Corp.
Hutcheson is the co-founder of Aspen Properties and the company’s executive chair of the board. Aspen owns a number of office properties in Calgary and Edmonton.
He is also chair of the board of directors of Arts Commons; co-chair of the board of directors for Winterstart, which operates both the men’s and women’s Alpine Ski World Cup races at Lake Louise; and serves as chair of the board of WinSport, which owns and operates legacy assets from Calgary’s 1988 Winter Olympics.
The 2026 Olympic Bid Corp. will look into whether Calgary will proceed with an official bid for the sporting extravaganza.
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said Hutcheson “understands the opportunities and challenges ahead of us and is an excellent representative of Calgarians and our wider community. Of course, there are still many questions left to answer before we decide to submit a bid. With a board chair in place, we can confidently engage in thoughtful public discussion and deliberation.”
Calgary 2026’s next steps are to appoint a vice-chair, to hire a CEO and to work with the bid’s partners as they appoint directors to the board.
Respected business writer Mario Toneguzzi is a veteran Calgary-based journalist who worked for 35 years for the Calgary Herald in various capacities, including 12 years as a senior business writer.
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