Howard Pechet

Playwright, Executive Producer of Stage West Theatre Restaurants

Howard Pechet has second-generation hotel in his blood and a keen eye for entertainment. Born and raised in Edmonton, Howard received his BA from the University of Alberta, earning his Masters of Arts Degree from Washington State University. Howard then joined his father Eugene in the hotel business at Edmonton’s Mayfield Inn—his father’s 19th hotel. The Pechet family opened Stage West Edmonton in 1975 and soon opened theatres in Regina, Winnipeg, Calgary and Toronto as well as hotels in Medicine Hat, Mississauga and hotel/casino resorts in Camrose and near Calgary. As Executive Producer of Stage West and Chairman of Mayfield Hospitality, Howard has produced almost 1,000 plays and has co-written fourteen musical revues. Stage West continues to be one of Canada’s largest year-round employers of Equity actors. Howard is a Director of several corporations, including the Canadian Western Bank, which his family began in 1984. He is a Past Board Member of Interim Place.