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.
Linda A. Southern-Heathcott
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.
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.
Juanita Marois is a proud Métis citizen, mother, wife, auntie and daughter. She is also the CEO of Métis Crossing, where she has the honour of being the “master puzzle maker” putting together the many pieces that people contribute to build the amazing place we know as Métis Crossing.
M. Ryan Robb
Ryan is currently the Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Partnerships for Riversdale Resources. In this role, he oversees the External Affairs teams, with a particular interest in developing mutually beneficial projects with rightsholders and stakeholders.
Kiren Singh CFA, ICD.D
Kiren Singh serves as the Chair of the Finance, Audit, and Risk Committee. She is a financial executive and corporate director with extensive private and public board experience gained through more than 30 years in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, technology enabled engineering services, and advertising and marketing.
Gail Stepanik-Keber ICD.D
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 Travel Alberta , WJS Canada, Edmonton Global, Fort Edmonton Management Company and Cashco Financial. Gail has served on the boards of Edmonton Airports, NorQuest College, and Credit Union Central of Alberta.
Terri Beaupre, with extensive experience in board governance, financial management and information technology, served as the Managing Partner of Vieworx Geophoto Inc., a leading provider of surveying and construction services.