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Len Skowronski is a third-generation Albertan who grew-up in rural communities where his father taught school. He fondly remembers spending summers on the farms of his grandparents, uncles and aunts.
Len and his wife, Nadie, have lived in Calgary since the sixties except for eight years when Len’s employment took them to North Africa and the Middle East. Their son and daughter-in law also live in Calgary while their daughter and son-in-law reside in Canmore.
Len graduated from the University of Alberta with a B. Sc. in Mathematics and a Professional Teaching Certificate. He also earned a Management Development Certificate from the University of Calgary.
Len’s first jobs out of university were teaching mathematics and science in Carstairs and Banff Public Schools. He moved to Calgary, worked as a seismic interpreter for Western Geophysical and then joined Canadian Pacific Oil & Gas Company Limited as a programmer. As the company grew into the large PanCanadian Petroleum Limited (now EnCana Resources), he progressed to heading the section of the Information Systems Department responsible for the development and implementation of systems for Exploration, Development, Production and Administration applications.
In 1993, Len ventured on his first foreign assignment as head of the EDP Division of Azzawiya Oil Refining Co. Inc. in Libya. In 1995, he returned to Calgary and joined KPMG as a senior consultant and then as partner in charge of management consulting with KPMG Kuwait. Then in 1999, Len was offered the position of Director–in-Charge of Information Technology Consulting for the Middle East region of Deloitte & Touche, which he worked at until 2002.
Len has worked in leadership roles in various community organizations in Calgary. As V.P., Civic Affairs, he represented the Silver Springs Community Association in development negotiations with the City of Calgary. He served as Group Committee Chairman of the Silver Springs Scout Group. He was a member of the founding pastoral council of St. Peter’s Parish.
Len and Nadie are active members of their church. They strive to live by and promote Christian morals, ethics and social justice.
Len has served the Alberta Social Credit Party on the provincial board of directors as Calgary Area Representative, Communications Director and V.P, Fund Raising. On November 3, 2007, he was elected Leader of the Party at the Leadership Convention in Red Deer.