Bernie Kollman is a passionate leader who is dedicated to building stronger communities, both economically and socially. Kollman serves as the Chair of the Travel Alberta Board of Directors, leading the Crown corporation responsible for promoting Alberta domestically and internationally, and the Chair of MacKay CEO Forums in Edmonton, leading a peer mentoring group of CEOs and executives to assist with their biggest challenges and to drive stronger business results. In addition, Kollman serves on the boards of Edmonton Global (regional economic development), Compute Canada (advanced research computing infrastructure for higher education nationally) and Arrkann Trailer & RV (award winning Alberta retailer). She has previously served as the Chair of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member of Alcanna (a public company and Canada's largest retailer of alcohol and cannabis). An active community volunteer, Kollman has served on the board and as Campaign Chair for the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, and is a former co-Chair for the Alberta Centre for Advanced Studies and co-Chair for Alberta’s Promise. Ms. Kollman has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors designation program, designed to enhance the contribution of those serving on boards and currently serves on the ICD Edmonton executive committee. Kollman was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Albertans by Alberta Venture Magazine and a Global TV Women of Vision award as well by her alumni, University of Regina, for Distinguished Humanitarian and Community Service. Prior to her involvement in the public sector, Kollman had a distinguished career at IBM, retiring as Vice-President for IBM’s Public Sector division, representing one of IBM’s largest client groups in Canada as well as Senior Location Executive for IBM.