IPPSA 25th Annual Conference. March 10-12, 2019. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta

Cameron Westhead

MLA Cameron Westhead is a registered nurse with ten years of experience in nursing and four years of experience as an elected workplace representative. Educated in Ontario with a BSc in Nursing and a BA in Psychology, he has called Alberta home since 2005. Currently he resides in Bragg Creek […]

Julia Frayer

Managing Director London Economics International LLC Julia Frayer is a Managing Director at London Economics International LLC (“LEI”) with more than 20 years of experience providing expert insights and consulting services in the power and infrastructure industries. She has worked extensively in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia on a […]

Kelsen Vallee

Managing Director, Investment Banking CIBC Capital Markets Global Infrastructure and Power Group Kelsen Vallee leads the Calgary-based Infrastructure and Power investment banking team at CIBC. This team is responsible for financial advisory and capital raising for participants and projects in the energy infrastructure sector, including companies in the power generation, […]

Gary G. Mar, Q.C.

President & CEO Petroleum Services Association of Canada Gary Mar assumed the role of President and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) in December 2018. PSAC is the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry. PSAC is Working Energy […]

Rick Mercer

Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Mercer has won over 25 Gemini Awards for his top-rated CBC series’ The Rick Mercer Report, Made in Canada, and This Hour has 22 Minutes. Mercer also starred in Rick Mercer’s Talking to Americans, which was watched by millions, attracted attention across North America, and remains the highest-rated comedy […]

Robert Hemstock

Former Executive Vice President, Regulatory, Legal and Public Policy ENMAX Corporation Rob is a retired executive with over 20 years of energy industry experience in the areas of legal, regulatory, policy, government relations, and governance.   He has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta for over 28 years. […]

Jim Fitzowich

Managing Director Western Power Partners Former senior executive of Veresen, Pristine Power, Epcor Power LP, TransCanada Power LP. Past Chair of NRGreen Power and past board member of the Independent Power Producers of Alberta (IPPSA), Power Pool of Alberta and NIPPC.

Martin Merritt

Former CEO, Market Surveillance Administrator Martin is a former head of Alberta’s Market Surveillance Administrator, former vice president of a continental scale energy marketing and trading firm, and past director of IPPSA. Martin is a mathematician by education and has over 30 years experience in modelling, trading and regulating energy […]

David Khan

Leader, Alberta Liberal Party David Khan was elected Leader of the Alberta Liberal Party in June 2017. He believes strongly in the liberal values of individual rights and freedoms, equality of opportunity for all, and fairness for future generations in fiscal, economic, and environmental terms. David is committed to building […]

Stephanie Grumet

Energy Analyst, Capstone LLC Stephanie joined Capstone in 2016 and is an analyst on the energy team. Prior to joining Capstone, she worked at M.J. Bradley & Associates, focusing on regulatory compliance issues in the power sector and conducting deep-dive analysis of the administration’s Clean Power Plan.  Previously, Stephanie worked […]

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