Frank Penkala, Alberta's Profile

Frank Penkala, Alberta
Shadow Minister - Service Alberta

Frank Penkala is financially conservative, socially moderate and environmentally concerned. He is a graduate of Western University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy. Frank has lived in Calgary for over 30 years. He and his wife, Cathy, have two wonderful adult children.

As a long-time business owner in the financial services industry, Frank specializes in funding all types of ventures, including start-ups and early-stage companies. His passion is being an advocate for small businesses from all over Alberta.

Frank has also served with a charitable organization specializing in mental health training and education. As the program development leader, he led a team to raise operating funds for the Society, allowing it to maintain its
independence from both government and corporate sponsorship.

Frank previously worked in the telecommunications sector for a design and manufacturing initiative created by the Peter Lougheed government.

As a former candidate for the Alberta Party in Calgary-West during the April 2019 election, Frank continues to bring his knowledge of finance, business, governance, and wellness in his role on our Shadow Cabinet.


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