AUMA's Executive Team


Sue Bohaichuk,
Chief Executive Officer

Executive Assistant
Administrative Assistant

Sue was appointed as the CEO of AUMA in January 2016. She has been with the organization since 2010 when she was hired as the Executive Officer of Policy and Advocacy with responsibility for developing municipal policies and programs spanning economic, environmental, social and governance matters. She also oversaw AUMA’s advocacy to federal and provincial governments and outreach with business and community groups.

Prior to joining AUMA, Sue was an Assistant Deputy Minister and CFO with the provincial government for many years. She received a Centennial Medal and several Premier’s Awards of Excellence for her commitment to Alberta’s public service which spanned positions in health, agriculture, community development, culture and recreation, tourism and parks, human rights, and the Premier’s Council for economic development.

Richard N. Hughes,CPA, CA

Interim Chief Operating Officer



Executive Assistant


Richard joined AUMA in May 2017. Richard is overseeing the AMSC operations while we are recruiting to the COO position. Throughout his career, Richard has a track record of success in each of the public, private and not for profit organizations in which he has held executive positions. He has led organizations through strategic planning, restructuring, risk management, pension plan development, succession planning and board development.
Prior to his appointment at AUMA Richard has been an Executive/CFO of public companies,
significant manufacturing facilities (Imperial Oil Redwater, Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc),
Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club, and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of
Alberta (APEGA). 
Richard also has time to give back to the community and is serving on the boards of
Financial Executive’s International Pension Committee, Telus World of Science, the NHL Pension

Plan for Off-Ice Officials and Blue Quill Community League.

Ashley McCollum B.Comm
Senior Director, Human Resources


Ashley joined the AUMA in May, 2016. Throughout her career, Ashley has had the opportunity to take on challenges in: the full recruitment cycle, strategic planning, succession, learning and development, training, investigations, performance reviews & management, wage analysis, event planning, auditing, health and safety, injury management, benefits, customer service, and sales.

Ashley obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta in 2008 with a Major in Entrepreneurship and Small Business and Minors in Human Resources and Strategic Management and Organization. As a human resources professional, she is dedicated to developing herself and others.

Dan Rude CPA,CGA
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Officer Corporate Services


Executive Assistant


Dan has been leading the Finance and Business Planning areas for AUMA since April 1, 2004.

In this role, he oversees the administration of AUMA’s Audit and Finance Committee and Investment Advisory Committee.

Both customer and member focused, Dan manages Corporate Services, Business Analytics, Information Technology Management,  Corporate Governance, and Corporate Project Management. Dan has over 30 years’ experience in various financial roles and organizations.

Any inquiries, or expressions of interest in either of the committees under Dan’s purview, can be forwarded directly to his office.  

Matthew Wispinski
Executive Officer, Policy and Advocacy


Executive Assistant

Marisa Ryan



Matthew Wispinski joined the AUMA in May 2016.

Matthew's public service background spans nearly two decades, including more than 17 years with the City of Edmonton. Over this time, he has occupied a range of key advisory and leadership roles in strategic communications, policy coordination and intergovernmental affairs to drive forward the urban municipal agenda.

His role as AUMA's Executive Officer, Policy and Advocacy -- with responsibilities that include supporting the advancement of AUMA issues, policies and interests with other orders of government and external organizations, and helping to build public awareness of AUMA perspectives and positions -- has him extending his commitment to collaboration and service for the benefit of all Alberta urban municipalities.