Progressive Conservative MLA, Calgary-Mountain View
Mark Hlady was born in Fort William, Ontario, on March 4, 1959. He moved to Calgary in 1979 to work in the family business and later graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Physical Education (with a strong influence from the Faculty of Management). While attending university, Mr. Hlady coached numerous swimming teams, founded and coached the University of Calgary Triathlon Club and worked in various capacities with provincial, national and international triathlon associations.
From 1991 to 1993, he worked as a financial advisor with Levesque Securities in Calgary, focusing on helping clients achieve their financial goals. While serving on the Steering Committee for Ralph Klein's leadership campaign team, Mark realized that he could be most effective in helping the new Premier achieve his goals and decided to run as a Progressive Conservative candidate.
On June 15, 1993, Mark Hlady was elected as the MLA for Calgary-Mountain View. During his first term, he served as a member of the Standing Policy Committee on Natural Resources, the Standing Policy Committee on Financial Planning, the Public Accounts Committee, and the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing. Following his re-election on March 11, 1997, Mr. Hlady was appointed Chair of Calgary Caucus; Chair of the Technology Development and Commercialization Committee; Member of the Standing Policy Committee on Financial Planning and Human Resources; and Member of the Calgary Stampede Board. Mr. Hlady also is the Caucus Liaison for the PC Youth and Trustee for the Forum for Young Albertans. He sits on various boards including the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation; the Alberta Land Surveyors Association; the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI); and the National Sport Centre (University of Calgary).
Mr. Hlady is actively involved in the community, working with groups such as the World Police Fire Games 1997 (Calgary), the Calgary Winter Festival 1997, and the University of Calgary Athletic Advisory Board.
Mark is married to Elaine and lives in the Calgary-Mountain View Constituency.