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Introducing Your 2017 Board of Directors

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Introducing Your 2017 Board of Directors

By Janet Riopel, President & CEO, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

December 13, 2016

As the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce enters its 128th year, we continue to rely on the expert governance of our Board of Directors. These selfless volunteers give so generously of their time and their knowledge to our organization, and are truly committed to creating the best environment for business in Edmonton.

Our sincere thanks to every candidate who participated in the election process. We were so gratified to have a such a stellar group of individuals express their interest in a Board position. Each of you are highly valued members of our Chamber and our community, and we very much benefit from your keen interest and support.

We are delighted to welcome the following new Board members:

Large Business Category

Dennis Schmidt

Dennis Schmidt
Partner
Dentons Canada LLP

The Board of Directors has also elected to appoint Liza Wold to the 2017 Board.

Liza Wold

Liza Wold
Partner
Miller Thomson LLP

These two individuals will commence their new roles effective January 1, 2017, joining our dynamic Board of Directors, which includes:

Chair
James Merkosky, Partner, Tax Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Vice ChairLen Rhodes, President & CEO
Edmonton Eskimo Football Club

Past Chair
Bill Blais, President and CEO
Maclab Development Group

Treasurer
Bryan DeNeve, Senior Vice President, Finance & CFO
Capital Power

2017 Board of Directors

Dr. Glenn Feltham
President & CEO
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Crystal Graham
Partner & Licensed Interior Designer
Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning

Dawn Harsch
President & CEO
Exquisicare Inc.

Alyson Hodson
President & CEO
zag creative

Elan MacDonald
President
Impact Consulting

Scott McEachern
Vice President, Engineering & Projects
Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Dennis Schmidt
Partner
Dentons Canada LLP

Craig Thorkelsson
Manager, Corporate Taxation
PCL Constructors Inc.

Liza Wold
Partner
Miller Thomson LLP

Please join me in welcoming and thanking our 2017 Board of Directors for their commitment towards improving the economic health and vibrancy of Edmonton’s business community. We look forward to working with our members in the coming year.

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