George Brookman is well known in Calgary’s business and volunteer community. He is a third generation Albertan and was born in Calgary. Most of his early career was spent in the Real Estate Development Industry; initially with Manulife Financial and then later as Vice-President of Development for ATCO Ltd. Most of this time was in the development and operation of high rise commercial and residential buildings.
In 1984, he acquired West Canadian Industries Group, Canada’s leading digital print and document management organization. The company operates as West Canadian Digital Imaging in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Calgary Flames Foundation and the Calgary Stampede Foundation.
As a volunteer, Mr. Brookman is the Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Calgary Stampede; Past Chairman of Tourism Calgary, past Director of Travel Alberta and Past President of the Downtown Rotary Club of Calgary which has presented him with a Paul Harris Fellowship.
Mr. Brookman has been awarded the Pinnacle Award for Business; the Distinguished Business Leader Award from the Haskayne School of Business and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Calgary Board of Education. He has also received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the Province of Alberta Centennial Medal and the Senate of Canada 150 Medal. In 2014, George received an Honorary Degree in Applied Technology from S.A.I.T. Polytechnic.