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Members of the Board of Directors, appointed by the Government of Alberta, are recruited from qualified applicants who collectively have the full range of competencies, experience or personal attributes required to provide effective governance of Travel Alberta.

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Linda A. Southern-Heathcott

Chair

Ms. Southern-Heathcott is President & Chief Executive Officer of Spruce Meadows Ltd., an internationally recognized equestrian facility in Calgary, Alberta, and Executive Chair & Chief Executive Officer of AKITA Drilling. As a former professional equestrian rider, Ms. Southern-Heathcott was a member of the Canadian Equestrian Team for nine years and competed in the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Neil Yeates

Vice-Chair

Neil Yeates is a retired Federal Deputy Minister whose career spanned more than 30 years in the Government of Canada and in the Government of Saskatchewan. Graduating from Queen’s University, Neil began his career as a policy analyst with the Saskatchewan Department of Health eventually serving as the Associate Deputy Minister.

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Juanita Marois

Member

Juanita Marois is the CEO for Métis Crossing and a proud citizen of Alberta’s Métis Nation. In her current role, Juanita is responsible to lead the implementation of the 10 year business strategy and development plan. She strives to build meaningful partnerships that support responsible tourism development.

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M. Ryan Robb

Member

Ryan is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Stoney Tribal Administration representing the three Stoney Nakoda Nations: Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley First Nations. Previously, Ryan was a member of Suncor’s Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations group, where he worked with the Business Units and Functions, to assist them in meeting their “Social Goal” with respect to Aboriginal people in Energy Development.

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Kiren Singh CFA, ICD.D

Member

Kiren Singh serves as the Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. She is a senior financial executive and corporate director with extensive public company experience gained through more than 30 years in the domestic and international energy industry.

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Gail Stepanik-Keber ICD.D

Member

Gail Stepanik-Keber is a board member, business advisor, coach and new entrepreneur. Gail’s purpose is to inspire individuals and businesses to articulate and design their purpose so that they have more oomph and impact in their life and work. Gail is a board member of Edmonton Global and is on the volunteer executive committees of both ICD Edmonton and the International Women’s Forum Edmonton.

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