Here’s the highlights of David’s resume:
|✅ Lives in the riding 20+ years
|✅ Successful law practice
|✅ Not a career politician
|✅ Former Canadian Foreign Services Officer
|✅ Local Signal Hill Conservative Volunteer + Past Campaign Chair
|✅ Charity & Non-Profit Board Member
David’s Full Bio:
David McKenzie has more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer, diplomat, corporate director, and community volunteer.
As a lawyer with Wilson Laycraft, David practices in the areas of commercial transactions and corporate finance. He has extensive experience as a corporate director having served on corporate boards in the areas of commercial property development, oil & gas industry services, residential care homes, and real property management. David is also a Co-Founder and former Chief Compliance Officer for an Exempt Market Dealer and Co-Founder and Director of a mortgage investment corporation. David was appointed King’s Counsel in 2019.
Early in his working career, David left private practice to work as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, providing counsel on trade law in Ottawa and acting as Commercial Secretary in the Canadian Embassy in Venezuela.
David has been heavily involved in conservative politics for many years – including 9 as a Director of the Calgary Signal Hill Conservative Association (4 of which he served as President), and many years on the Calgary-West and Calgary-Bow UCP Constituency Associations. He has chaired and acted as legal counsel for various nomination and election campaigns and acted as Chief Returning Officer for several election processes over the course of his time in politics. He is a widely respected volunteer, frequently entrusted with leadership roles within the conservative movement.
David has also lent his time and expertise in a volunteer capacity to many worthy community causes. He currently serves on the board of Connect Charter School. He has also served on the boards of the Children’s Cottage Society, the Calgary Multicultural Centre and on the Calgary United Way fundraising cabinet. When he hasn’t been in the board room, David has been at the rink or on the pitch, coaching his children’s hockey and soccer teams.
David is proud father to 2 adult children and has lived in the Signal Hill riding for more than 20 years.