There being only one nomination for each of the three Executive positions at the time of the November 4, 2022 deadline, ACU's new Executive was acclaimed on November 18.
Incoming president, Bernadette Benson, is an expat Calgarian who lives most of the year near the Victorian Alps, Australia. She spends the summer months in Europe and Canada, mostly enjoying mountainous trails. Bernadette first ran for Canada at the World Trail Championship in Connemara, Ireland in 2011 (Team Canada bronze medal) and most recently ran for Team Canada at the IAU 100km World Championships / WMA World Masters Championships in Berlin in August. She has also been on the 24hr team. Bernadette is a child psychologist and was formerly the vice-president of the Australian Ultra Runners' Association.
Melissa Boisvenue, the new vice-president, is a communications professional who runs her own public relations and marketing boutique agency in the Bragg Creek, AB, area. Melissa is a busy mom of two young girls and has shared how trail running has brought her healing after pregnancy loss. She has audacious running goals and would love to toe the line in France in the near future.
Adam Takacs will be continuing in the secretary-treasurer role from his base in Toronto.
The Executive is currently supported by Carolyn Caskie in the social media role and Zoey Cheng managing memberships. Carolyn resides in British Columbia with her husband and dog. She has run numerous ultras on both trail and road including being on the 2017 and 2019 Canadian National 24HR running team competing in Belfast and France respectively. When she is not working her 9-5 day job she can be found out on the trails either on foot or bike.