This release was issued under a previous government.

Hawkesworth served as a Calgary city councillor for more than 20 years and represented the city as an MLA for two terms. He has recently been operating a consulting business in Calgary, specializing in energy management, sustainability and public participation.

He will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of McDougall Centre, including stakeholder relations, communications and outreach services.

Hawkesworth will start his job at McDougall Centre on Monday, November 9.