Dr. David Chalack

Dr. David Chalack


Areas of expertise: Strategic planning, governance, and sales and marketing in the agricultural industry.

Current role: International Sales Manager, Alta Genetics Inc., Owner/Partner & President, Rocky Mountain Holsteins Ltd.

Dr. David Chalack is a widely respected expert in the meat and livestock industry. He has served as the Director for Horse Racing Alberta, the Calgary Zoological Society, and the Canadian Livestock Genetic Exporters Association. His previous experiences also include the role of Chairman of the Board for both the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA), along with board positions with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and the Alberta Economic Development Authority.  

In March 2020 the Alberta Minster of Agriculture appointed Dr. Chalack to be Chairman of the Board of a new entity called Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) which will be responsible for the administration of $37 million in funding for livestock and crop research in Alberta. Dr. Chalack also currently holds board positions with both the Ministerial Advisory Board for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Canadian Dairy Network (CDN). In addition, Dr. Chalack is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors, the Chair of the Agri-food and Agri business committee of Calgary Economic Development, and a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the new University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Outside of his involvement with different boards Dr. Chalack has enjoyed being an official judge with Holstein Canada and supports 4-H programs nationally.    

Dr. Chalack has adopted the One Health Initiative in his work, which is a worldwide strategy for collaboration in advancing the health of humans, animals, and the environment to encourage sustainability. As recognition for many years spent advancing Canadian agriculture domestically and internationally, Dr. Chalack was inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2011.