Edmonton, Alberta (July 3 2007) – Featuring Premier Ed Stelmach, Mayor of Wood Buffalo Melissa Blake, Calgary Stampede CEO Vern Kimball, and Entrepreneur of the Year Timothy Melton—just to name a few–July’s issue of Alberta Venture reveals the annual list of Alberta’s most influential people.
Since 1997, Alberta Venture magazine has been publishing its annual list of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People; and over the past 10 years, the list has grown into a highly anticipated annual feature reflecting the changing face of Alberta’s political, economic and social landscape.
The list of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People is selected by Alberta Venture’s editorial committee with the support of recommendations brought forward by Alberta’s business community. With past influentials including Stephen Harper, Eric Newell and Clive Beddoe, the list lauds those individuals who through their personal and professional accomplishments, have helped determine the future well-being of this province.
Attached is the list in its entirety. The July issue of Alberta Venture is on news stands starting July 1st and online at www.albertaventure.com. For all media inquiries, please contact Mike McCullough, Editor, at email or 780.990.0839 x.243.
Also: As a companion event, Alberta Venture co-presents our ninth annual Assured Developments Most Influential Golf Tournament, taking place at Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club in Canmore on Wednesday, August 22, 2007.
Here’s your chance to golf with Alberta’s Most Influential on one of the destination golf courses in Canada. All proceeds will be benefiting our charity of choice, Women Building Futures, a not-for-profit program that works to help women build better lives and achieve economic prosperity by training them for a career in construction trades.
For details of this event, please contact Amy Fung for more details. email or 780.990.0839 x. 244
The 2007 List of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People
Executive Director: Julie Ball, Talent Pool Development Society
Research Chair: Reginald Bibby, University of Lethbridge
Mayor: Melissa Blake, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Senator in Waiting: Bert Brown
Herman Bruin, Bruin’s Plumbing and Heating Ltd.
Director: Gary Burns
Chair: Robert Carwell, Ed Stelmach Campaign
Co-chair: John Dielwart, Coalition of Canadian Energy Trusts
Murray Edwards, CNRL, Penn West
Brigade General: David Fraser, Canadian Forces
CEO: Max Gibb, United Horsemen of Alberta
CEO: George Gosbee, Tristone Capital Inc.
CEO : Ross Greive, PCL
Executive Director: Jim Gurnett, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
Prime Minister: Stephen Harper
Founding Partner: Wayne Henuset, Energy Alberta Corp.
Chair: Harley Hotchkiss, NHL Board of Governors
Chair: Bill Hunter, Royalty Review Panel
Principal: David Jefferies, Ziedler Partnership
President and CEO: Tom Katinas, Syncrude Canada
Chair: Daryl Katz, The Katz Group of Companies
Co-chair: Gordon Kerr, Coalition of Canadian Energy Trusts
CEO: Vern Kimball, Calgary Exhibition & Stampede
President: Perry Kincaide, Alberta Council of Technologies
President & CEO: Nancy Knowlton, Smart Technologies
Chair: Bern Kotelko, AVAC Ltd.
Peter Lougheed, Former Premier of Alberta
Director: Robert Mansell, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, University of Calgary
Chair: Timothy Melton, Melcor Developments Ltd.
Chief: Ron Morin, Enoch Cree Nation
President and CEO: Donald Oborowsky, Waiward Steel Fabricators
Chair: Brian O’Leary, Calgary Homeless Foundation
Minister: Jim Prentice, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
CEO: Ken Read, Alpine Canada
Executive Director: Marlo Reynolds, Pembina Institute
Co-chair: Sue Riddell Rose, Coalition of Canadian Energy Trusts
President: Indira Samarasekera, University of Alberta
President: Lloyd Snelgrove, President of the Treasury Board
Executive Director: Michele Stanners, Alberta Ballet
Brad Stelfox, Environmental Futurist
Premier: Ed Stelmach, Province of Alberta
Mayor: John Stutz, Banff
Co-chair: Hank Swartout, United Way Campaign Calgary
Don Taylor: Engineered Air
Ruth Taylor: Engineered Air
Co-founder: Yvonne Tollens, ComputerAid Professional Services
Executive Director: Larry Wall, Alberta Industrial Heartland Association
President and CEO: Sheila Weartherill, Capital Health
Chair, CEO: Columba Yeung, Value Creation Inc.
Lawyer: Grant Zawalsky, Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP
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