The Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF) is pleased to announce Tyran Ault has joined our Board of Governors for a three-year term.
Tyran brings considerable expertise in governance to the Board and he’s pleased to work with AREF in its efforts across Alberta. “I’m a team player and just happy to help wherever possible. I am looking forward to working with such a diverse and talented group,” he says. “To be able to help out and make a difference across the province in important areas including housing and sustainability seemed like a great fit based on my interests and experience.”
Tyran is one of the three Public Appointments sitting on the Board of Governors. He recently moved to Calgary to take the role of Team Lead of Upstream Communications with Suncor Energy, his employer of seven years. In previous positions with Suncor, Tyran had the Wood Buffalo community investment program in his team’s portfolio, a role that included working with non-profit groups across northern Alberta.
From 2013 to 2017, Tyran served as an elected municipal councilor for Ward 1 in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. He was also Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of the Land, Planning & Transportation Committee and served on Communities in Bloom and the Rural Development committees. Before holding public office, Tyran served on a number of boards, including Fort McMurray Tourism and Leadership Wood Buffalo. He was named one of Fort Murray’s Top 50 Under 50 in 2017 and a Top 40 Under 40 in 2013.
Tyran was born in Regina and raised in Fort McMurray. He started his career in radio broadcasting, working as a DJ and news reporter in Saskatoon, Whitecourt and Fort McMurray. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (with a major in English) from the University of Lethbridge and diplomas in Contemporary Radio and Advanced Television from the Western Academy Broadcasting College in Saskatoon. Tyran and his wife Cali have been married for four years and welcomed their first child in April, 2018 – a beautiful girl named Ruby.