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Venture Publishing Inc.
10259 – 105 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3
Toll-free: 1-866-227-4276
Tel: 1-780-990-0839
Fax: 1-780-425-4921
10259 – 105 St.
Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3
Toll-free: 1-866-227-4276
Tel: 1-780-990-0839 x 231
Fax: 1-780-425-4921
Sue Timanson
Ste 200, Building B6
2509 Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T3E 7J9
Tel: 1-403-228-4337
Fax: 1-403-217-6588
Anita McGillis

For event inquiries, please contact our events coordinator Natalie Butts at 1-780-990-0839 ext. 244 or by email.

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Ruth Kelly
Ruth Kelly is the president and CEO of Venture Publishing Inc., and the publisher and editor-in-chief of the award-winning Alberta Venture and Alberta Oil magazines. Venture Publishing’s custom publishing division also produces magazines for a variety of clients including Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Consulting Engineers of Alberta, Merit Contractors, Alberta Health Services, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers, Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association and Petroleum Services Association of Canada, among others.

Ruth currently chairs Epcor’s Community Essentials Council, which directs Epcor’s annual philanthropic activities and is a member of the Alberta School of Business’s Advisory Council, the Alberta Promise cabinet, the board of directors of Magazines Canada and the Mayor’s Business Roundtable advisors for the City of Edmonton. In 2015, Ruth is chairing the Capital Region’s United Way campaign.

Ruth was recognized as a Global Woman of Vision in 1998, a YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Entrepreneur category in 2003, and was the Allard Chair of Business at MacEwan School of Business in 2005, the same year she chaired the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. The Canadian Women in Communications selected Ruth for their 2008 Woman of the Year award, making her the first Albertan to receive this national honour. She received an honorary degree in business from NAIT in 2008. On the occasion of Venture Publishing’s 15th anniversary, the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association awarded Ruth with a Lifetime Achievement in Publishing Award. In 2013, Ruth received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to Canada. In the same year, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs awarded Ruth with their Celebration of Entrepreneurial Achievement recognition. The Alberta Congress Board selected her as their 2014 Distinguished Workplace Leader award recipient.

Anita McGillis
When Venture Publishing Inc. was founded in 1997, Anita McGillis was there. When she’s out on a sales call or even among office staff, Anita represents what the company is all about: a positive environment equipped to meet a diversity of challenges. She loves the personal aspect of being in sales and the creativity that the role involves. Anita serves on numerous boards within Alberta’s advertising community and was recognized for her commitment with the Advertising Club of Edmonton’s 2008 Fellowship Award. Count on her to deliver a thorough understanding of how imagery, words and ad placement interact to create an effective marketing strategy.

Kim Larson
Kim Larson has worked in publishing around Alberta for the past 17 years.She has worked on various magazines and custom publications as a graphic designer and art director through out the Edmonton area. Kim is Art Director on Alberta Venture magazine where she works with her team to create compelling layouts that tell the story and engage the reader.

Michael Ganley
Michael Ganley joined Venture Publishing as editor of Alberta Venture in May 2011. Prior to that he spent six years as an editor with Up Here Publishing in Yellowknife, NT. His last position there was as editor of Up Here Business magazine, which was named Magazine of the Year at the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for the business press in June, 2011.Michael had a previous career as a lawyer, working for six years at firms in Toronto and Halifax before making the personally gratifying but financially unsound decision to switch to journalism. He has an undergraduate degree in English literature from Trent University, a law degree from Dalhousie University, and a journalism degree from the University of King’s College. He is married and has three children. Michael can be reached at and @MikeatVenture
Jim Kerr
Jim Kerr is the Associate Director of Digital Initiatives at Alberta Venture, arriving in late 2012 after working for several years as a broadcast journalist. Jim grew up in Edmonton and studied journalism at MacEwan University before taking on an anchor/reporter role at 630 CHED. He spent the next six or seven years in radio and has written for several sports websites and publications along the way as well. Jim can be reached at