EEDC reports to an Edmonton City Council-appointed Board of Directors, comprised of business and community leaders who ensure the goals and strategies of the organization achieve the level of economic impact that is desired by the Shareholder, the City of Edmonton.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly to review the performance of EEDC management across all divisions, and provides insights and recommendations forachieving the resilient growth and continuous prosperity needed in the Edmonton economy. The Board of Directors is led by an Edmonton City Council approved Chair and operated with the following Committee structure:
 

  • Governance Committee
  • Audit and Finance Committee
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee

Joseph Doucet
Chair of the Board
Appointment:
April 2018–2020

Joseph Doucet joined the Alberta School of Business in 2000, and became Dean on July 1, 2013. He has held faculty or visiting appointments at Université Laval, the University of Florida, and Université Montpellier (France). He earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. His research and teaching interests include energy markets and regulation.

Joe also serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA).

Kris Hildebrand
Vice Chair of the Board
Appointment:
April 2017–2019

Kris Hildebrand is President, Western Canadian Buildings and Civil Infrastructure, at PCL Construction. He has more than two decades of construction experience from across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.

David Bryan
Appointment:
April 2018–2020

David is the Managing Partner of the Edmonton office of PwC.  In addition, he is the Deals Practice Leader.  As an accountant, he is very business operationally focused and has developed a strong network in the local business community.  David is currently on the board of PwC Canada and also has experience sitting on boards for the Art Gallery of Alberta and Wellspring Edmonton.

Angela Fong
Appointment:
April 2018-2019

Angela joined Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) in 2011 and is currently serving as Chief Corporate Officer. Angela leads a number of corporate functions such as Human Resources, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Corporate Communications, Procurement and Vendor Management, and Board and Government Relations.

AIMCo is one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment managers with more than $104 billion of assets under management. AIMCo is responsible for the investments of 32 pension, endowment and government funds in Alberta.

In addition, Angela serves as Chair of the Governance & Human Resources Committee for the Covenant Foundation Board and is a member of the Board for ONEC Group.

Chantell Ghosh
Appointment:
April 2018–2020

Chantell is the Executive Director for the Citadel Theatre.  Her background includes communications and public relations for companies such as Direct Energy.  She also held a senior Marketing and Communications role with the Pittsburg Ballet, before joining Spirit Airlines in Florida.  Chantell accepted her role with the Citadel Theatre seven months ago and her family will be joining her at the end of the school year.

Rohit Gupta
Appointment:
April 2018–2020

Rohit is the President of Rohit Group of Companies, a family owned real estate development and holding company.  The company was founded in 1986 by his father.  Rohit became President in 2002.  Under his leadership, the company has grown significantly and has a very community-oriented approach.  Rohit has partnered with several charitable organizations in the greater Edmonton area and is committed to contributing to the betterment of the community.

His Worship Don Iveson
Mayor of Edmonton

Since his election as Edmonton’s 35th Mayor in 2013, Mayor Iveson has set his sights on transforming Edmonton into a highly uplifting, more resilient, globally competitive, well-governed city that is recognized as one of Canada’s very best places to build something great.

Prior to entering public life, Iveson studied Political Science at the University of Alberta, then led the Canadian University Press in Toronto. He returned home to a city that appeared to be exporting young, smart leaders, thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs faster than it could attract them. As a proud Edmontonian, the challenge of attracting and retaining more people inspired Iveson to run for City Council in 2007; he served two terms as a City Councillor before running for Mayor.

Marcela Mandeville
Appointment:
April 2018–2020

Marcela is the CEO and COO of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE).  She has been an entrepreneur in her career and now strives to facilitate and drive small business successes established by women.  As a state member of the Salt River First Nation, she is working hard to provide business awareness and opportunities to women with indigenous backgrounds and has created a program “Next Step to Success” to do so.

Chris Micetich
Appointment:
April 2018–2020

Chris is President and CEO of Fedora Pharmaceuticals and Brass Dome Ventures.  The company is a successful second generation biomedical research company headquartered in Edmonton.  In 2016 Fedora Pharmaceuticals signed the largest biotech licensing deal ever in Canada.  Chris was the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award winner.

Paul Whittaker
Appointment:
April 2018-2020

Paul was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Forest Products Association in 2014 and assumed the additional duties of Chair of the Alberta Softwood Lumber Trade Council in 2015. Paul previously was with the Government of Alberta, serving in a range of senior posts including Deputy Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs and President of the Alberta Social Housing Corporation from 2011 to 2014.

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