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EEDC board appoints a new chair, Merit Contractors Association president retires, Kent McMullin recognized by Economic Developers Alberta

Celebrating business in Alberta

May 8, 2014

by Jim Kerr

The City of Edmonton has appointed a new chair to a two-year term on the Edmonton Economic Development board. Barry Travers, the west tax business unit leader at KPMG takes on the role, while Angela Fong and Maria Holowinsky were both appointed as business leaders. Travers replaces former chair of the board, Peter Silverstone, who is retiring.

  • The president of Merit Contractors Association is retiring after 28 years with the company. Stephen Kushner says being a part of the Merit organization has been a “tremendously fulfilling career choice,” but that he plans to retire in early 2015. Kushner has been with the association since its inception and has spearheaded many programs within the organization. Merit Alberta says Davies Park will lead the executive recruitment process.
  • Tamarack Valley Energy and Questor Technology are both looking for new board members after a pair of resignations in April. Sheldon Steeves resigned from the board of Tamarack Valley Energy to pursue other business interests. Paul Drager resigned from Questor Technology as a result of a recently developed conflict of interest situation.
  • AIMCo has appointed three new members to its board of directors. AIMCo chair A. Charles Baillie says the addition of J. Richard Bird, John T. Ferguson and Robert L. Vivian Jr. “adds significant acumen” to the board.
  • Athabasca Nuclear Corporation is welcoming Ian Fleming as its new chief financial officer. Fleming is also the CFO of Gold Royalties Corporation, a publicly listed gold royalty company, and takes over from Glen Diduck.

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Economic Developers Alberta recognized the City of Edmonton’s Kent McMullin recently at its Awards of Excellence banquet for his contribution to the organization.

McMullin has served on the EDA board for over 10 years, including his most recent roles as president in 2012-13 and immediate past president the following year.

McMullin also received a Lifetime Membership in EDA for his work.

(Going to a conference or trade show in another country? McMullin tells Alberta Venture everything you need to know)

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