The Rozsa Award Jury
The Rozsa Award Liaison, Brenda-Ann Marks serves as the jury chair. Other jury members include the past two recipients of the Rozsa Award, individuals chosen by the Rozsa Award partners, and other outstanding business leaders from around the province.
The jury process is rigorous. Following a well-defined scoring system, each juror independently ranks the candidates. Then the jury meets as a group to explain their choices. Following the discussion, each juror again ranks the candidates. Typically, one candidate receives a unanimous number one ranking. The jury may conduct on-site interviews to further evaluate candidates.
2018 Rozsa Award Jury
Brenda - Ann Marks, Jury Chair, Board Director & Rozsa Foundation Member
Brenda-Ann's career as a fund development professional spans over twenty years in the arts, education, health and social services sectors. Her passion for the arts led to her appointments at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Calgary’s Faculty of Fine Arts and The Nickle Arts Museum and Calgary Opera. She recently completed a Masters of Arts in Integrated Studies, and currently consults and volunteers for non-profit organizations specializing in strategic fund development. Brenda-Ann is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rozsa Foundation.
Marc Carnes, Chief Executive Officer, CKUA Radio
Marc has been CEO of CKUA since May 2017. Upon moving from Toronto to Edmonton over 12 years ago, he assumed the roles of Director of Development and Director of Community Relations for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Previous to CKUA, Marc was a senior marketing and business advisor for Incite Marketing in Edmonton, where in his volunteer capacity he served as Chair of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.
Marc is also an alumni instructor for MacEwan University’s Arts and Cultural Management program, and the Government of Alberta’s Non-Profit Board Development Program.
David Chantler, Producing Director, Trickster Theatre, Recipient: 2017 Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management
David Chantler founded Trickster Theatre in 1980 after training as a clown-mime in Canada and Mexico. He and partner Sheryl Chantler toured as performers non-stop for a decade. In 1990 Trickster started producing large-scale shows for casts of 100- 600 children. That program has now delivered over 750 one-week residencies to virtually every city and town in Alberta.
In 2000 David started working on Arts Education curriculum support and has since created KidsGoGlobal, Act2Learn and a new Story-writing Through Theatre program. In 2015 David created the annual "Finding the Balance Between 2 Worlds" Conference to bring teens together to create theatre based on Treaty Issues and Reconciliation.
David continues to lead Trickster Theatre in new directions but also finds time to play music, garden, kayak and perpetually renovate his house.
Kathi Sundstrom, Executive Director, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Recipient: 2005 Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management
Kathi Sundstrom attended DJD’s premiere production, Body and Sole, in 1984 and became an instant supporter. In 1989, Kathi joined the DJD Board of Directors and in 1992 became President of the Board. In 1993, Kathi made a courageous career move when she left the for-profit world to become General Manager of DJD. The move offered Kathi myriad new challenges along with a radical reduction in her annual income.
She promised to work with the company for two years, and now, over 24 years later, is still at the helm. She was the proud recipient of the 2005 Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management and the 2017 Calgary Awards for Community Achievement in the Arts. In addition to those awards and other achievements, Kathi also led the major expansion of DJD with the opening of the $28 million DJD Dance Centre in April 2016.
Before coming to DJD, Kathi worked for 10 years for three different operating divisions of TNT Express Worldwide in western Canada, in roles in Sales, Management and as a Facilitator and Trainer in Total Quality Management. Prior to that, she spent four years in Management in western Canada for Mariposa Stores, where she coordinated the openings of their first two stores in the United States.
Kathi graduated from SAIT with a major in Business Administration and Consumer Marketing and was listed on the President’s Honour Roll. Kathi served as Treasurer of the Canadian Dance Assembly from 2007-2011, was co-chair of the Mayor’s Lunch for Business and the Arts in 1999 and 2000, and was a member of the executive committee of the Calgary Professional Arts Alliance from 1994-2000.
Dalibor Petrovic, Deloitte Partner, lead of Deloitte’s Technology Strategy practice in Western Canada
Dalibor Petrovic specializes in complex business and technology transformation, with a deep focus on actionable strategy, applied innovation, service excellence, shared services and complex sourcing. Dalibor holds an MBA Degree and is Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), ITIL V3 Expert, ISO 20000 consultant, Project Management Professional (PMP) and certified in CobiT and Lean Six Sigma.
Dalibor has been advising Canadian and international government and private sector leaders of organizations of varying sizes and complexities. Dalibor has experience working with clients in public sector, energy and resources, financial, consumer goods and technology sectors.
Denise Roy, Chair of Arts and Cultural Management, MacEwan University
Denise has a multifaceted career in the arts, including experience in government, as a theatre manager and almost thirty years as an educator at MacEwan University.
In addition to her work as a faculty member and Chair of Arts and Cultural Management at MacEwan, Denise served as of Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications from 2007-2016. She holds an M.Ed (Policy Studies) from the University of Alberta and is a recipient of the MacEwan Medallion, the highest honour bestowed by the university.
As chair of the Mayor's Task Force on Investment in the Arts, Denise was instrumental in the founding of the Edmonton Arts Council. The City of Edmonton honored her with an Arts Achievement Award in 1995 and she was inducted into the Cultural Hall of Fame in 2006. On the national front, Denise is proud to have served as President and Past-President of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.
Tynan Wenarchuk, Chief Executive Officer & Culture Builder, Illuminate Culture Consulting
From researcher to internationally recognized entrepreneur, Tynan Wenarchuk has had a dynamic and unexpected journey. In 2015, Tynan started Illuminate Culture Consulting, a firm that works with companies to target business growth through advanced people + culture insights.
As the people fanatics & the “un-stickers,” Tynan and his team are known as the go-to support during the chaotic fast-growth period of a company. With their help, your company can be sure to scale while building the world-class culture you’ve been imagining.
Alongside building Illuminate, Tynan keeps a full schedule as a musician and fitness coach, travels the world as a missionary, and exuberantly volunteers for his church and the broader community.