Local business leader, respected chartered professional accountant and University of Lethbridge alumnus Dean Gallimore (BMgt ’84) has been appointed Chair of the ULethbridge Board of Governors, effective June 29, 2022.
Gallimore, who becomes the University’s 11th board Chair, spent 28 years with local accounting firm KPMG, the final 12 years as the office managing partner before retiring in 2012. Born and raised in Lethbridge, he quickly made a name for himself in the accounting field. Gallimore was an Alberta bronze medalist and placed on the Canadian Honour Role for the 1986 Uniform Final Examinations (having placed in the top 20 of approximately 3,600 candidates).
Gallimore’s portfolio at KPMG consisted largely of primary agriculture, agriculture services and agriculture processing clients, as well as many other industries. He has served as a member of the ULethbridge Board of Governors since October 2019, most recently as Chair of the Finance Committee and Vice-Chair of the President & Vice-Chancellor Search Committee.
“I am honoured to be appointed to this position and excited about the opportunities ahead,” says Gallimore. “Having my spouse, and two children also as alums, the University has always been a big part of my life and helped launch my career here in southern Alberta. Its connection to community as a partner and driver of commerce and innovation is something that is continually expanding and I’m excited to help steward in the coming years.”
University of Lethbridge President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mike Mahon says Gallimore’s commitment to southern Alberta business and industry is testament to the significant contributions ULethbridge alumni make to their communities.
“Dean’s financial acumen is a major asset to the board and over the past three years, his service has been invaluable,” says Mahon. “His work supporting industry throughout southern Alberta is indicative of the impact our alumni have on communities throughout the world. We’re thrilled he is willing to share his expertise as a board member and now Board Chair.”