Dr. David Wheeler, Chair
President and Vice Chancellor, Cape Breton University
Dr. Wheeler is an internationally known academic and business leader having held senior positions in academic institutions in the UK and Canada, and consulted with a number of United Nations institutions and the World Bank on questions of sustainable development. In recent years Dr. Wheeler has focused much of his advisory work in the fields of energy conservation and renewable energy policy in Canada and the UK. He established multi-stakeholder consensus on energy efficiency and renewable electricity policy reform for the province of Nova Scotia. He is a member the Environmental and Social Advisory Council for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Council for Export Development Canada.
Alberta Community and Co-Operative Association (ACCA)
Ms. Aasgard is the Executive Director of the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association. Michele is a management professional with over 25 years of extensive experience in communications, relationship building, business administration, training and development. The ACCA provides management, outreach and coordination of numerous co-ops across Alberta and works to strengthen Alberta communities by providing leadership development and fostering co-operative values.
Councillor for the Louis Bull Tribe of the Maskwacis Nation
Mr. Bull has been committed to the field of education since 2001. He began as an educational assistant for the Ermineskin Tribe, followed by working for Louis Bull Education. He completed the Aboriginal leadership, governance and management program with The Banff Centre and was elected in 2013 to Council for the Louis Bull Tribe. Desmond views renewable energy as important for employment and development opportunities, and for youth involvement in their Nation. Desmond has successfully led and fundraised to advance solar energy projects for his Nation.
Ms. Doran is the Senior Sustainability Lead - Alberta for Stantec. She supports green buildings in the province, is an advocate for green building certification and resiliency for the built environment. Her past experience includes serving as the Executive Director for the Alberta Chapter – Canada Green Building Council and is a current member of the Environmental Advisory Committee for the City of St. Albert.
Industry Relations Corporation
Ms. Moran started her career and worked 15 years for the government of Canada, primarily as the Chief of Corporate Services responsible for Finance, Human Resources, Facility Management and Occupational Health and Safety. Recently she worked for Christina River Enterprises as the General Manager and stepped into the role of CEO when occasions required. In 2015 she was offered the position of Director of Industry Relations Corporation and a Director on the Governance Board for Christina River Enterprises. She is using her experience with federal regulations with policy development to further Fort McMurray #468 First Nation to affect change and inclusiveness for First Nation people.
Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA)
Mr. Row is a professional engineer the Founder and Executive Director of the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance. The Alliance is a diverse group of stakeholders actively working to maximize energy efficiency in the province. Its goal is to reduce the barriers to the adoption of energy efficiency technology and activities, recognizing there is a need for all orders of government, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals to actualize the benefits of energy efficiency.
Technical Advisor from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre
Mr. Huot is a professional engineer and the Manager of the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC). As a part of the MCCAC team, Marc helps municipalities across Alberta reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by providing educational resources, building energy benchmarking, and funding through the MCCAC’s energy efficiency and solar energy programs. Prior to joining the MCCAC, Marc worked on topics of energy efficiency and climate change from within the Government of Alberta and as technical and policy analyst with the Pembina Institute. Marc is also a part of the City of Edmonton's Energy Transition Advisory Team. Marc holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.