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Venture Publishing Inc.
PUBLISHING OFFICE
10259 – 105 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3
Toll-free: 1-866-227-4276
Tel: 1-780-990-0839
Fax: 1-780-425-4921
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SALES OFFICE
Edmonton
10259 – 105 St.
Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3
Toll-free: 1-866-227-4276
Tel: 1-780-990-0819 x 231
Fax: 1-780-425-4921
SALES OFFICE
Calgary
Ste 200, Building B6
2509 Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T3E 7J9
Tel: 1-403-228-4337
Fax: 1-403-217-6588
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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 and the online publication unlimitedmagazine.com. Venture Publishing’s custom publishing division also produces magazines for a variety of clients including Finning Canada, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Consulting Engineers of Alberta, Merit Contractors, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and Petroleum Services Association of Canada, among others.Ruth served as the 2005 chair of the board of directors for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and was chair of sponsorship for Edmonton’s bid for Expo 2017. She currently serves on the boards of the Banff Centre Leadership program and Travel Alberta. She is president of the Edmonton Business Council for the Visual Arts and chair of the Edmonton chapter of the International Women’s Forum. Ruth also chairs Epcor’s Community Essentials Council, which directs Epcor’s annual philanthropic activities.Ruth was recognized as a Global Woman of Vision in 1998, a YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Entrepreneur category in 2003 and received the Advertising Club of Edmonton’s 2004 Fellowship Award for contributions to the industry and the community. In 2005, she was selected as the Allard Chair of Business by the MacEwan School of Business and received a Centennial Medal for service to the province. 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 also received an honorary degree in business from NAIT in 2008.
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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 mganley@albertaventure.com and @MikeatVenture

Max Fawcett
Max Fawcett is the managing editor of Alberta Venture magazine and a long-time freelancer whose work has been published in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Corporate Knights magazine and Avenue. In a previous life he worked in federal politics after receiving his master’s degree in political science from Carleton University in 2004. He joined the magazine in 2010. He can be reached at mfawcett@albertaventure.com.
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Alix Kemp
Alix Kemp, an assistant editor for Alberta Venture, grew up in Edmonton but spent six years living in the American Midwest. After coming back home to attend the University of Alberta, she planned to get a combined degree in math and physics. Instead, she spent a year as the opinion editor at the school’s campus paper and unofficial school of journalism, The Gateway, and ultimately graduated with a B.A. in history. Alix has been with Venture Publishing since December 2011, and is particularly interested in the intersections between culture, technology and business. She can be reached at akemp@albertaventure.com.
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Tim Querengesser
Tim Querengesser is senior editor with Alberta Venture. His nationally recognized magazine and news work has appeared in in The Globe and Mail, Up Here, Canadian History, Adbusters, Alberta Views, the National Post, The Huffington Post and other publications. Some of his more adventurous writing assignments include piloting a jet-boat down the Mackenzie River to report on the Canadian Rangers, hanging out with Barack Obama’s grandmother in rural Kenya and herding reindeer with a Saami herder on the Arctic tundra. Tim cut his news teeth during the 2007-2008 Kenyan election crisis, where he reported for Canadian and Kenyan media. He can be reached at tquerengesser@albertaventure.com
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Jim Kerr
Jim Kerr is the Web Editor 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 jkerr@albertaventure.com.