With nearly a decade of experience as an entrepreneur in the private sector (risk management), Philip is running in Calgary-Glenmore to bring a forward-thinking, proactive, and common sense approach to the provincial government. Philip is a homeowner in Calgary-Glenmore (Braeside) and has lived within Calgary-Glenmore for over 25 years.
Philip’s mother and father (Fred and Sheila Schuman) moved to Calgary early in Philip’s life because they knew of Calgary as a place where his father, who was born totally blind, could successfully start and run his own business.
Alberta used to be a place where people could come from all around the world to live, work, and be rewarded fairly for their efforts. But today, the entrepreneurial climate that brought Philip’s family to Alberta is now being threatened by the ruthless, success-punishing policies of the NDP.
In addition to his business experience, Philip brings a strong background of community service. He is the Vice President of the Braeside Community Association, sits on the board of Vertigo Theatre (where he is Chair of Community Outreach Committee), and is the Director of Active Living on the board of The Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind (ASRAB). Philip also serves on the board of directors at his church (Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Orthodox Church). Philip has volunteered for over 10 years on Conservative campaigns at all levels of government in Southwest Calgary and continues to raise thousands of dollars for the Conservative cause.
Philip is currently enrolled in a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program through The Edinburgh School of Business and he hopes to bring his business experience to the Government of Alberta. Philip has run 8 marathons, competed in the Calgary Ironman 70.3 triathlon, and can often be found in the fitness room at the Calgary Jewish Community Centre.
Philip’s entrepreneurial standpoint, extensive volunteer work, fundraising capabilities and advocacy work position him as a unique candidate for the 2019 Calgary-Glenmore United Conservative Party Nomination. He looks forward to attracting new, young votes by positively communicating the Conservative vision, and being a part of a government that will responsibly look after the needs of all Albertans.