As a charitable and non-profit entity, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service has no shareholders and is governed by a volunteer board of directors.
Associate Department Head of Surgery, Alberta Children's Hospital
Mary Brindle is a pediatric surgeon at Alberta Children’s Hospital. She completed her BA at Yale University, MD at Dalhousie University, her General Surgery residency at UBC, her pediatric surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, and her MPH at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Brindle is currently the Associate Department Head of Surgery and Director of the EQuIS Health Systems research platform. Dr. Brindle is the Cumming School of Medicine Surgical Research Chair and leads several large projects to improve surgical systems internationally. She has previously acted as the co-lead of pediatric trauma in Southern Alberta and works with the strategic care networks as well as a number of quality improvement programs throughout Alberta Health Services. Board Committee Memberships Safety & Risk Management Committee
Chief Operating Officer, Triwest Capital Partners
Dino DeLuca joined TriWest Capital Partners in November 2015 as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Dino is responsible for and oversees a wide variety of areas within TriWest including finance, investor reporting, governance functions and administration, as well as supporting the transaction and investment teams. Prior to joining TriWest, Dino was Senior Partner at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, a leading Calgary based law firm. His law practice was focused on commercial transactions (including private M&A), banking and equipment finance. He also had a significant role in the management of BD&P as a Member of the Executive Committee, Partnership Admission Committee and Business Development Committee. Dino has been recognized with several honours throughout his distinguished legal career, including being named one of the “Best Lawyers in Canada” continuously since 2006. Mr. DeLuca holds degrees in Mining Engineering and Law from Queen’s University and he was called to the Alberta Bar in 1988. Board Committee Memberships Co-Chair of the Board of Directors
President and CEO, Progress Energy Canada Ltd.
Mark was appointed President and CEO of Progress Energy Canada Ltd. in November 2016. Previously, he held the role of Senior Vice President, Production & Development. He has more than 29 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and has held senior executive roles in production, development, operations, strategy and corporate development. His background includes time with large, integrated producers across North America as well as the junior oil and gas sector in western Canada. Mark is the Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). He is also a founding Board member for Classroom Champions, and previously sat on the Board for the Edge School Foundation, a unique learning community where students can pursue academic excellence while striving to reach their full athletic potential. Board Committee Memberships Governance & Nominating Committee
Regional Vice President for Business Financial Services in Alberta & Territories, Royal Bank of Canada
Tasha Giroux is the Regional Vice President for Business Financial Services in Alberta & Territories for the Royal Bank of Canada. After 25 years with the Royal Bank of Canada, Tasha brings to STARS in-depth experience and understanding of financial services, business management and performance, and superior client service. She’s held a range of leadership roles, most recently as Regional Operating Officer for RBC’s Alberta and Territories market. Tasha holds an MBA from Dalhousie University, a Certificate in Human Resources Management from University of Winnipeg and her Personal Financial Planner designation. She is an active community volunteer sitting on multiple advisory committee with not for profit board experience. Board Committee Memberships Human Resources & Compensation Committee
VP, General Counsel and Secretary, James Richardson & Sons, Limited
Michael Guttormson is Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited, a position which he has held since 2004. Prior to joining JRSL, Michael practiced corporate, commercial and securities law at Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson for 15 years following his graduation from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law. Michael serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of JRSL’s subsidiaries, including Tundra Oil & Gas Limited, Tundra Energy Marketing Limited, Richardson Financial Group Limited and Lombard Realty Limited. Michael is involved in the community through organizations such as the United Way, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy and the annual Mike Keane Hockey Classic. Michael and his wife, Peggy, have three sons. Board Committee Memberships Chair of Governance & Nominating Committee Foundation Committee
SVP, Finance, Finning Canada
Mona is the Senior Vice President of Finance for Finning Canada. Finning Canada sells, services, and rents mainly Caterpillar mobile equipment and engines in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and a portion of Nunavut. The Company’s end markets comprise mining (including the oil sands), construction, conventional oil and gas, forestry, and power systems. In an effort to support and promote diversity at Finning Canada, she is co-chair of the regional Diversity and Inclusion program and a member of the global Diversity team. Prior to joining Finning Canada in early 2011, Mona worked in Mining and Telecommunications industries in various senior level positions in finance and operations. Ms. Hale is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. Mona serves on the Board of Fortis Alberta, is a member of the International Women’s Forum and is the Past President of the Edmonton Chapter of the Financial Executives International and former Chair of the United Way Alberta Capital Region. Mona is a past recipient of the YWCA Women of Distinction business award. Board Committee Memberships Audit & Finance Committee Foundation Committee
President & CEO Farm Credit Canada
Michael Hoffort is President and Chief Executive Officer at FCC. He joined FCC in 1988, and gained extensive experience in operations, including working directly with customers to holding the positions of Vice-President of Partners and Channels and Vice-President of Prairie Operations. Over his career, Michael has led key efforts to grow and modernize several of FCC’s lines of business, while maintaining a focus on delivering an exceptional experience to both customers and employees. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Michael was FCC’s first Chief Risk Officer. In that position, he spearheaded the corporation’s Enhanced Risk Management Program to align FCC’s risk management practices with those of federally-regulated financial institutions in Canada. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in agriculture economics from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Professional Agrologist designation from the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists. Board Committee Memberships Audit & Finance Committee Safety & Risk Management Committee
President and CEO, Viterra
Kyle Jeworski leads Viterra, Canada’s industry leader, overseeing the company’s corporate strategy and vision, extensive asset network and diverse team of employees across North America. Through his leadership the company is firmly focused on operational excellence, and has made significant investments in new builds, acquisitions and capacity expansions. He is also dedicated to making targeted investments in innovation through technology and process improvements to support the company’s ongoing mission to connect more customers to more places. The company also continues to make sizable industry and community investments for the benefit of its stakeholders.
Kyle has been with the company for over twenty years, and has had the opportunity to lead major change initiatives during his tenure. Previously, he served as Vice President, Grain Merchandising and Transportation and led the growth of the Viterra’s market share in Western Canada. He has been instrumental in growing Viterra’s presence through expansions, acquisitions and integration efforts across North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. Throughout his career he has been an advocate of the agricultural industry and its importance in feeding an ever growing world.
A firm believer in the value of collaboration and giving back, Kyle continues to lend his industry and business expertise to the people and communities around him. He sits on numerous panels, working groups and board including the National Grain and Feed Association and the Prince Rupert Grain Board. He also serves on the Hospitals of Regina Foundation Board and is a Member of Leaders Council at the Hill and Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina.
Kyle Jeworski resides in Regina, Saskatchewan with his family.
Board Committee Memberships
Governance & Nominating Committee
SVP & CFO, Great West Life
Helen Kasdorf is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Great West Life. Prior to her current role, she held the roles of Assistant Vice-President Treasury & Capital Management, Vice-President, IS Financial Management, Senior Vice-President & Chief Internal Auditor, as well as Senior Vice-President, Corporate Resources. Ms. Kasdorf also served as an accountant with Deloitte & Touche.
Helen Kasdorf graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Honours and is a Chartered Accountant.
In 2009, Ms. Kasdorf received a Community Service Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Manitoba, driven by her not for profit involvement, including organizations such as Crosstown Credit Union, the Mennonite Church of Canada, as well as a wide variety of children’s schools, churches, and others.
Board Committee Memberships Audit & Finance Committee
Managing Partner Ernst & Young LLP
Kent Kaufield is the Calgary Office Managing Partner and Energy Market Segment Leader for EY, formerly Ernst & Young. He has over 25 years of experience delivering advisory and assurance services, both as a professional services advisor and as a member of senior management within industry. Prior to his current role, Kent was the Managing Partner of EY in Edmonton and the leader of the Advisory Services practice where he specialized in IT advisory, risk management, internal audit co-souring strategic planning and governance. Kent has also worked for EY in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa and has also served as leader of various practices, including Western Canadian Advisory Services, Canadian Information Technology Risk Advisory Practice, Western Canadian Technology Risk Services, and Canadian Securities and Technology. Kent is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He is also an avid supporter of junior athletics and is a weekly hockey and soccer coach. Board Committee Memberships Chair of Audit & Finance Committee
President & CEO, EPCOR
Stuart Lee became President & Chief Executive Officer of EPCOR Utilities Inc. in September 2015. He is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the company, and achieving operational excellence across its power and water businesses in Canada and the U.S. southwest. Stuart is a seasoned business executive with extensive financial and commercial expertise. Before joining EPCOR, Stuart spent six years with Capital Power Corporation, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Commercial Services. From 2009 to 2011, Stuart was President and Director of Capital Power Income LP, a publicly traded subsidiary of Capital Power Corporation. This was a $2 billion enterprise value business with 20 plants across North America. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and is a chartered accountant. In addition to STARS, he serves on the Audit Committee for the University of Alberta and recently completed a term with the Board of Directors of Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre. Board Committee Memberships Audit & Finance Committee
President & CEO SaskPower
Mike Marsh joined SaskPower in 1991, serving as President and CEO since April 2015. Mr. Marsh has held several positions with SaskPower including Manager of Business and Financial Planning, Vice-President of Transmission and Distribution, Vice-President of Operations and Chief Operations Officer, responsible for all operational areas including Power Production, Transmission Services and Distribution Services. Mr. Marsh attended the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He later studied at Queen’s School of Business and obtained a Master of Business Administration. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). Mr. Marsh is a Board member of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), and is Past Chair of the CEA Transmission Council. He has also held positions on the CEA Distribution Council and Occupational Health and Safety Task Group. In 2016, Mr. Marsh received the Industry Leader of the Year Award from Electricity Human Resources Canada. He is also a Past President of Canadian Progress Club – Regina Centre Chapter, an organization offering financial assistance to charities supporting children and wellness. Board Committee Memberships Safety & Risk Management Committee
Senior Client Partner Korn/Ferry International
With over a decade of executive recruitment experience, Mr. McBurney has led more than 200 search assignments at the C-suite, board and executive level, with specific expertise working with global organizations in the energy, energy services, and natural resources industries. He has led searches on behalf of clients across a broad spectrum of financial structures—from publicly-held, large cap companies to venture capital-backed start-ups. Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2002, Mr. McBurney served as a corporate legal counsel. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia after articling with a prominent Vancouver law firm. As a lawyer, Mr. McBurney gained experience in general corporate law, labour/employment law and international trade dispute resolution. He holds a bachelor of laws degree from the University of British Columbia, and a bachelor’s degree (honors) in classical history and Latin American literature from Trent University. Mr. McBurney also volunteers as ex-offico member of the Junior Achievement Calgary Business Hall of Fame Laureate Selection. Board Committee Memberships Governance & Nominating Committee Human Resources & Compensation Committee
EVP, People and Culture, Westjet
Mark Porter joined WestJet on October 26, 2015 as Executive Vice-President, People and Culture. Prior thereto, he served in several leadership positions, including an aircraft engineer at Bombardier, Chief People Officer of Molson Canada, and serving for almost a decade as senior vice-president of human resources with Shaw Communications. Mr. Porter was proud to sit on the volunteer board for Outward Bound Canada for many years. Outward Bound helps underprivileged kids with self-development, leadership and unlocking their true potential. Board Committee Memberships Chair of Human Resources & Compensation Committee
Vice Chairman and Founder, Calfrac
Doug Ramsay is a founder of Calfrac Well Services Ltd. and retired as Chief Executive Officer of that company in December of 2013, a position he had held since the company’s inception in September of 1999. Mr. Ramsay has been a member of the board of directors of Calfrac Well Services Ltd. since September of 1999, and has also served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors since January 2014. Doug has an extensive background in the oil and natural gas industry, having served as the President of Canadian Fracmaster Ltd. from 1992 to 1994, and a member of that company’s board of directors during such period. Mr. Ramsay was inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Calgary Business Hall of Fame in 2015. Mr. Ramsay currently serves on the boards of Tesco Corporation, Tervita Corporation and is a past board member of SAIT. In 2012, STARS unveiled the Susan Ramsay Advanced Skills Institute, in recognition of Doug and Susan Ramsay’s $2 million donation towards crew training. Board Committee Memberships Co-Chair of the Board of Directors Foundation Committee
Assistant Professor, Medicine University of Manitoba
Adrian is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, at the University of Manitoba, based at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Robertson provides medical coverage and leadership in Critical Care, Total Parenteral Nutrition, Ethics and Organ Donation. As the Medical Director for the Manitoba Organ Donation Organization- Gift of Life, Adrian leads a dedicated team of physicians and nurses committed to practice change and improved organ donation. Adrian is the the former EMS Provincial Medical Director for Manitoba , where he over saw Air and Ground EMS during two floods and the H1N1 outbreak. Board Committee Memberships Safety & Risk Management Committee
Independent Owner Grande Prairie Mazda
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Lionel began his career in the auto industry in 1992, at a sales position for Windsor Ford in Grande Prairie, Alberta. He then moved into a Financial Services Manager position in 1994 for a General Motors store in Lethbridge, Alberta. Staying in the finance field from 1994 to 2000 he ended in a Senior Finance Manager position with a Chrysler franchise back in Grande Prairie. He remained with that company until 2006, with several promotions including Sales Manager, General Manager, and ultimately joining the senior management team of the group, as Dealer Principal of Moncton Chrysler in Moncton, New Brunswick. The group filed an IPO and went public in 2006, at which point he sold his shares and resigned to seek his own path. In 2006, along with 3 partners, he purchased a Mazda franchise back home in Grande Prairie. In 2007 he then acquired seven National Rental Franchises across Alberta and British Columbia (having since grown to 11 franchises), and from 2008 to present have acquired 5 additional auto dealerships to our partnership group. His group continues to expand, with hotel acquisitions, construction companies, commercial real estate investments, and oilfield companies. His primary focus is the automotive holdings, recently consolidated into the Revolution Auto Group, of which he is he CEO and managing partner. Lionel’s goal is to continue to expand the Revolution Auto Group, while also continuing to invest in other businesses and industry. Board Committee Memberships Chair of Foundation Committee
President & CEO Crescent Point Energy, Calgary
Scott Saxberg is the founder and former President & Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Point Energy. Mr. Saxberg has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1992, having held a variety of roles with companies such as Shelter Bay, Wascana Energy Inc., Numac Energy Inc. and Magin Energy Inc. Mr. Saxberg is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and serves on the board of Aston Hill Energy General Partner. He served on the board of directors of Bellamont Exploration Ltd., Catapult Energy and Wild Stream Exploration until the Wild Stream Arrangement was completed. He also serves on the CAPP board of governors and the CAPP Saskatchewan Executive Policy Group. Mr. Saxberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba. Board Committee Memberships Foundation Committee
President & CEO ARC Resources
Myron Stadnyk is President and Chief Executive Officer of ARC Resources and has overall management responsibility for the company. Myron joined ARC in 1997, as the Company’s first operations employee, and in 2005 was appointed Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer. From 2009 to 2012, he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining ARC, Myron worked with a major oil and gas company in both domestic and international operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management program. Myron joined ARC’s Board of Directors in 2013. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and currently serves as a governor for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Board Committee Memberships Human Resources & Compensation Committee
President, Morris Industries
Ben Voss is President of Morris Industries Ltd., a position he accepted in September of 2015. Morris is one of Saskatchewan’s oldest and most successful manufacturing companies, producing innovative farm equipment that is sold and exported worldwide. Morris’ headquarters are located in Saskatoon with manufacturing facilities in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and Minnesota, Manitoba. Prior to joining Morris, Ben was President and CEO of MLTC Resource Development LP, a private equity investment partnership owned by the nine Meadow Lake First Nations. He worked with the Meadow Lake Tribal Council since 2008. Mr. Voss is a graduate of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan (’99). He also has long history of entrepreneurial know-how with over 18 years of experience in owning and operating businesses in Saskatchewan. Prior to joining MLTC, he was CEO of the Entrepreneurial Foundation of Saskatchewan Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Ben has previously served as a member of several boards and committees for other industry and community organizations including with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, as Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area Inc., as a director for Big Brother and Big Sisters of Canada and as a Director of SaskTel for 5 years. He has previously served as a director with WestWind Aviation LP, one of Saskatchewan’s most successful aviation companies and one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed. He has also served on many privately held corporate boards in forestry, hospitality, fertilizer and transportation. Board Committee Memberships Chair of Safety & Risk Management Committee Human Resources & Compensation Committee