Rachel Miller FCPA, FCA
CEO of CPA Alberta
Rachel Miller FCPA, FCA is Chief Executive Officer of CPA Alberta.
Since becoming CEO of CPA Alberta (previously CPA Alberta Joint Venture) on January 1, 2015, Rachel has led the evolution of the profession under the Chartered Professional Accountants banner. She is instrumental in setting the vision and foundation for the organization.
Rachel was previously CEO and Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA) and CMA Alberta, and the ICAA’s Director of Practice Review from 2006-2013.
Rachel has a `96 Honours Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University, and over the course of her professional accounting career, has worked with national, regional, and local firms in Ontario and Alberta. Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, she received her designation in 1999 and relocated to Alberta in 2002.
Rachel is the former chair of the Canadian CPA profession’s Council of Chief Executives and CPA Canada’s National Public Trust Committee. She is also the Executive Director of the CPA Education Foundation of Alberta, and Executive Director of the CPA Assist program. As well, Rachel sits on the Board of the CPA Western School of Business.
A dedicated volunteer and community leader, Rachel particularly gives her time to support youth through the 4-H organization.
Gord Beal FCPA, FCA, M.Ed.
Senior Vice President, Outreach
Gord Beal FCPA, FCA, M.Ed is the Senior Vice President of Outreach at CPA Alberta. In this role, Gord is responsible for relationship building with post-secondary institutions, overseeing the operations of the CPA Education Foundation, and working to bring accounting and business-related curriculum into the school system.
Gord previously worked at CPA Canada, where he led a team of senior professionals involved in research, technical guidance, and thought leadership development. He actively participated in the profession's unification process and collaborated closely with accounting bodies worldwide. Gord's leadership extended to knowledge development and education services, where he spearheaded projects for the implementation of international standards in financial reporting.
Gord's professional journey began in audit and accounting services with Clarkson Gordon and Ernst & Young. Additionally, he ran a successful consulting practice in business advisory services and was a senior learning consultant in Modern Controllership with the Ontario Ministry of Finance. Gord has also guided and supported various charitable organizations in financial and risk management, fundraising and board governance.
Gord holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a bachelor’s degree in education and has a Master of Education degree.
Outside of the profession, Gord is a passionate photographer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking and canoe trips.
Joe Hunder, K.C.
Senior Vice President, Regulatory
Joe’s primary responsibilities at CPA Alberta include: leading CPA Alberta’s regulatory department; being an integral part of CPA Alberta’s senior executive team; representing the regulatory department in cross/multi-departmental activities; representing CPA Alberta at various national committees and events; and providing CPA Alberta and its senior management team with legal advice. Joe is also Privacy Officer for CPA Alberta.
Joe joined CPA Alberta in August 2015. Prior to that time Joe was partner at one of the world’s largest law firms in its Edmonton office. There, Joe provided advice to virtually all sectors of the Alberta economy on the broadest range of issues relating to labour and employment including privacy, human rights, employment standards, labour disputes, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, drug and general employment policies.
Joe earned a Diploma of Applied Arts at SAIT, a BA at the University of Calgary and a law degree from the University of Alberta. In 2015, Joe was recognized by the national business law magazine Lexpert as an expert in his areas of legal practice. Joe has been a longtime volunteer in his community, serving on the boards of the Heritage Lakes Community Association, Operation Friendship and the Friends of the Jubilee Auditoria Society as well as volunteering on the various sports teams in which his children are involved. In 2022, Joe was honoured with the title of King's Counsel (then Queen's Counsel), the highest honour a lawyer can receive in Alberta. The title is bestowed upon lawyers that have, over the course of their careers, demonstrated exceptional competence, the highest level of professionalism and integrity, and a record of commitment to their profession and community.
Senior Vice President, Communications and Recruitment
Joanne Rosnau is Senior Vice President, Communications and Recruitment, for CPA Alberta. Her key responsibilities include government and employer relations, events, member and external communications, and the recruitment of students into the CPA program. She also provides support to the CPA Alberta Education Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports business education and students, and serves on the CPA Canada national branding committee.
Joanne joined CPA Alberta in May 2022. Previously she worked for the Government of Alberta as Executive Director of Insights. In this role, she oversaw a team of communications professionals responsible for speechwriting, correspondence, media monitoring and issues tracking, communications planning and events, public opinion research, public engagement and crisis communications.
Joanne holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree (Political Science) from the University of Alberta. In her free time, she enjoys cycling in Edmonton’s beautiful river valley, gardening, walking and spending time with her family and their dog.
Todd Scaletta FCPA, FCMA, MBA, C.Dir
Senior Vice President, Foresight and Research
Todd Scaletta FCPA, FCMA is the SVP, Foresight and Research for CPA Alberta. In this role, Todd is part of national CPA Foresight working groups (Data Governance and Value Creation) that look out to the year 2030 and beyond to understand and help shape the accounting profession so it continues to meet the demands of the marketplace. Additionally, Todd researches and prepares reports for the CPA Alberta Board of Directors to assist in their understanding the Alberta landscape, in the context of global and national trends, in order to develop and maintain long-term strategies for CPA Alberta.
Todd has a long history with the accounting profession. His initial involvement came as a volunteer, starting in 1988, before working within the profession in a variety of roles and organizations. Prior to joining CPA Alberta, Todd was the President and CEO of CPA Manitoba, and he also worked for CPA Canada. At CPA Canada, he worked in the Research, Guidance and Support department and represented CPA Canada on several international committees.
Prior to those roles working in the profession, Todd had 15 years’ experience in industry including construction, real estate development, insurance and education. He also taught in the Chartered Directors (C.Dir) program and management accounting courses at the University of Manitoba (MBA and BComm programs), the University of Winnipeg, and MacEwan University.
Senior Vice President, Member Engagement and Development
Bronwen’s experience with the accounting profession began in 2006, where she held various leadership roles in marketing, and student recruitment, and most recently was the Director of Member Products and Services, where her team provided professional development and career services to members. In April of 2022, Bronwen was promoted to SVP, Member Engagement and Development. In this role, her focus is leading member engagement including, post-certification learning, career guidance, technical advisory services, and building community within the profession. Bronwen represents CPA Alberta as the Chair of the national Professional Learning and Development Strategy Committee, a working group that develops and oversees the implementation of strategies related to the entire spectrum of professional learning and development activities.
Outside of work, Bronwen is known for her curling talents where she competed internationally and represented Alberta in numerous national championships, including the 2008 and 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and the 2001 and 2009 Tim Hortons Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. Having retired from curling, Bronwen continues to spend much of her time in sports, supporting her son and daughter with their sporting adventures.
Min Yao CPA, CMA, CPM, MMSc
Chief Financial Officer
Min Yao CPA, CMA, CPM, MMSc is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for CPA Alberta. In this role, Min provides strategic management of all financial and accounting functions as well as overseeing compliance reporting for both CPA Alberta and the CPA Education Foundation.
Min was appointed as the CFO in April 2022. Prior to that, she was the Director of Finance for CPA Alberta. Min has been serving the accounting profession since 2008. Previously she worked for local and national public accounting firms in Alberta.
Min holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Finance) and a Master’s Degree (Management Science). She received her designation in 2008. She also received her Certified Payroll Manager designation in 2015.
Min is a longtime volunteer, serving on the boards of various not-for-profit organizations such as On Site Placement to help build an inclusive community. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.