The History of the Alberta Enterprise Group

In 2007 a group of business leaders banded together to create an ambitious new business advocacy organization. The mandate of the group was to make Alberta a better place to live and do business, thereby creating long-term and unprecedented prosperity for every Albertan.

Over the years, both collectively and as individual members of AEG, we’ve succeeded in sharing Alberta’s story with the world. We effectively communicate the benefits of doing business in our province, we positively inform the public and policy makers on complex and challenging issues facing the province and the country, and we create real change as the community requires.

AEG members employ over 150,000 Albertans and generate billions in economic activity each year, stimulating and guiding the business climate to better serve us all.

Why AEG?

Advance your business with the many advantages provided through AEG, an organization that connects Alberta’s business leaders with decision makers and stakeholders across the region. Get in the know and have a hand in influencing the success of your business and others like it. Put your bottom line in focus with a group that has their finger on the pulse.

Murray Edwards
Chairman of the Board, CNRL

“Having been a member of Alberta Enterprise Group since the very beginning, I’ve watched the organization flourish. We need a business advocacy group that brings all industries together under one roof, focuses on the ‘big picture’ issues of the day, and has reach into every region of the province. AEG delivers that and more.”


Marcel Coutu
President and CEO, Canadian Oil Sands

“Canadian Oil Sands is a proud member of AEG. We recognize the important role they play in ensuring Alberta businesses remain productive and prosperous. Through events such as the mission to Quebec in 2012, AEG has also shown they are a proud and positive voice across Canada for the oil sands industry.”


Steven Kim
Investment Advisor, RBC Wealth Management

“AEG Membership has helped me to connect with top tier decision makers in Alberta business. With that, I’ve gained valuable insight and local market intelligence through Alberta’s business leaders. I have become a member of AEG for business but also because I’ve been a life long member of the Alberta community. AEG has given me a way to contribute in shaping Alberta’s bright future.”


AEG Members

The Board of Directors

AEG is an independent, not for profit organization governed by a board of directors, funded by activities and members. Alberta Enterprise Group Board of Directors:



Chairman Terry O’Flynn
Beaumont, AB

Mr. O’Flynn is President and Co-owner of Prism Flow Products Inc. Prism is a wholesale valve manufacturers’ representative since 1995. Mr. O’Flynn has served on several boards and fundraising initiatives. He has served as the Chairman of Alberta Alpine Ski Association, as a board member

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  of Alpine Canada Alpin (Canadian National Ski Team), and on the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation. Mr. O’Flynn currently serves on the Boards of the Edmonton Eskimos, and the Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit. Mr. O’Flynn is the long-time Co-Chair of the Mustard Seed golf tournament, the charity’s largest annual fundraiser. Mr. O’Flynn is active in the community of Beaumont, Alberta where he has been a resident for 32 years.


Chairman Emeritus Cal Nichols
Edmonton, AB

started his career in oil and gas as a commission agent for Esso and has spent most of his life in petroleum marketing and related industries as well as real estate development. In 1984, as a result of deregulation, Cal was a founding partner in Northridge Petroleum Marketing Inc. which was the first

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  privately owned company in crude oil and gas marketing in Canada. He created Gasland Oil Ltd. in 1985, which grew to over 50 branded independent petroleum outlets in Western Canada. Nichols is best known for spearheading a group of local investors in 1998 to purchase the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club and prevent them from leaving the City. Cal went on to serve as Chairman and NHL Governor for ten years. Cal has been inducted into the Alberta Business Hall of Fame and has been recognized by many other organizations for his continued efforts in his community.


Herve Faucher
Calgary, AB

Mr. Faucher is a business man with diverse business interests. He is also Director of GMS Aggregrates Inc., an aggregate business located north of Fort McMurray in the heart of the oil sands deposits. GMS Aggregates is the sole owner of the Glacier Outwash gravel deposit. Mr. Faucher is also Director of

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  the Goodfish Lask Business Corporation, an aboriginal-owned corporation with a multitude of business interests.

Mr. Faucher was appointed as a director of the Company as of 2012.


Teresa Haykowsky
Edmonton, AB

Ms. Haykowsky is a lawyer at McLennan Ross LLP. She advises on management-side labour and employment law for organizations from many different industry sectors in Alberta, Quebec and Nunavut and provides recommendations on the labour and employment aspect of day-to-day

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  issues. Her work includes labour and employment litigation, arbitrations, human rights, collective bargaining, draft of employment contracts, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, harassment policies and general employment polices and practices. Teresa has appeared before every level of Court in Alberta, the Supreme Court of Canada, Alberta Labour Relations Board, Canada Industrial Relations Board, various Human Rights Tribunals, Arbitration Boards and other administrative tribunals, including hearings before school boards of trustees.


Steven Kim
Edmonton, AB

Steven is an Investment Advisor with RBC Wealth Management, Dominion Securities. Mr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Alberta, where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in Finance. A firm believer in ongoing education, he has acquired the advanced industry designations of

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  Financial Management Advisor (FMA), Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI).

Mr. Kim harnesses his knowledge and 19 years of experience to develop comprehensive wealth management solutions for his clients.

Bryan Kneller

Bryan Kneller
Canmore, AB

Bryan is Senior Vice President of Ledcor’s Constructors Group. He received his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a dedicated professional engineer with over 34 years of experience in heavy civil, mining, infrastructure, and industrial construction projects.

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Native to Alberta, Bryan understands the nature of community, government legislation and policy development, as well as national and provincial economic issues, opportunities, and constraints. Bryan has a broad history of operations and management expertise, gained in roles across North America and overseas, with over 22 years centered in Alberta.

Bryan is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) and he serves on the boards of the Alberta Chamber of Resources where he co-chairs the Indigenous Relations Committee. He sits on the board and executive of the Energy Council of Canada, and is current Program Chair for the Energy Council of Canada.


Jason T. Marino
St. Albert, AB

Mr. Marino is Associate General Counsel, Liquids Pipelines Operations Law with Enbridge Pipelines Inc., a position he has held since April 2013. In that role, he is responsible for providing strategic legal counsel and leadership to Liquids Pipelines and Major Projects senior management and other internal

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  stakeholders as required in support of project development and execution, systems operations, commercial transactions, asset management and other aspects of Enbridge’s business to minimize risk and ensure its business units implement initiatives and achieve objectives legally and ethically.

Prior thereto, Mr. Marino was a partner with Bennett Jones LLP, where he practiced corporate and commercial law.

Mr. Marino was appointed as a director of the Company as of 2011.


Bruno Muller
Sherwood Park, AB

Mr. Muller is President & CEO of Caron Transportation Systems, Caron Transportation Systems USA and Interload Services Ltd. These three companies provide safe, dependable service to the mining, oilfield, petrochemical, pulp/paper, water treatment, manufacturing and

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  construction industries. The main Canadian service area covers a large portion of Western Canada. Recently the service area has grown to include Western United States . The fleet includes over 350 tractors & 750 liquid tankers, aggregate, pneumatic and cryogenic trailers.

Mr. Muller is a Past Chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and a supporting member of several charitable organizations.

Tim Shipton

Tim Shipton
Edmonton, AB

Tim Shipton is the Vice President of Corporate Communications & Government Relations for the Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG), the parent company of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club. OEG is focused on expanding a broad range of sports and entertainment offerings, delivering outstanding fan

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experiences, securing major new sponsorships and events, and operating the new home of the Edmonton Oilers, Rogers Place. Tim has a wealth of experience that spans the private, government and not-for-profit sectors.

In his role at Oilers Entertainment Group, Tim oversees all aspect of external relations for the company including public relations, media, community and government relations. Tim also acts as the lead liaison with Canadian news media on behalf of OEG.

Tim also works closely with the Katz Group on planning and communications related to the Ice District, Canada’s largest mixed use development. A native of Oil Country, Tim is known for his highly entrepreneurial and collaborative leadership style and has successfully led teams to deliver results. His work in telling the Alberta story across Canada and around the world has earned him Top 40 Under 40 honours from Avenue Magazine and he was named a Rising Star by Oilweek Magazine.

Marlea Sleeman

Marlea Sleeman
Edmonton, AB

Marlea Sleeman is President of Sil Industrial Minerals, Canada’s largest frac sand and industrial sand producer, servicing over 30 industries across Western Canada and North-Western USA. Her experience with Sil includes leading design and implementation of process technology for

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high-performance industrial sand, development of logistics solutions, and product line development.

Marlea’s experience has been gained over her 25 years with the Sureway Construction Group of Companies, of which Sil Industrial Minerals is a part. She joined the Sureway Construction Group of Companies in 1991 where she has worked in various departments including accounting, asset planning, estimating, safety, project control, and project management.

In 2001, she joined the ranks of senior management, with responsibilities including mergers and acquisition work, land development, management of Yellowhead Aggregates specializing in mining and processing construction aggregates in the Edmonton area, and an advisory role to management groups of Sureway Construction Management Ltd., a provider of civil construction services in Alberta. Her career has progressed into an executive role within the Sureway Construction Group of Companies.

Marlea attends a number of industry associations, National Industrial Sand Association (NISA), as well as attending other industry associations such as Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG), Urban Development Institute (UDI) Edmonton, Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), Alberta Sand and Gravel Association (ASGA), and Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association (ASGA). Her volunteer activities include currently serving on the Executive of the Board of Directors for National Industrial Sand Association (NISA) and serving on the board of Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG).

Greg Stahl

Greg Stahl
Calgary, AB

Greg is President and CEO of New West Truck Centres, an international company based out of Alberta. Mr. Stahl is a graduate of Principia College. Greg has been a member of the Calgary Motor Dealer Association, Alberta Motor Transportation Association, and Motor Dealer Association of Alberta since

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Greg Stahl will be the first to tell you, “If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room”. The New West Truck Centre’s corporate cultural paradigm starts at the top and shifts down throughout the entire organization with a “we not me” attitude. Stahl’s leadership is devoted to identifying employee skills, empowering individuals and motivating them with his own work ethic and vision.

Greg is also a passionate and active member of the The Stampeders Foundation. The Stampeders Foundation is a community and charitable initiative dedicated to improving the lives of Calgarians and Albertans in both Central and Southern Alberta. Greg is currently proudly serving as an ambassador for the organization.

Ryan Wass
Edmonton, AB

Ryan is Executive Vice President of HighStreet Insurance Group, an Alberta based privately held business which provides risk management and insurance advisory services to domestic and foreign clients.

Ryan has over a decade of experience providing risk management, insurance consulting and claims advocacy to businesses across Western Canada. Ryan attended MacEwan University, majoring in Risk Management, and holds advanced industry designations including Canadian Risk Management (CRM) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP).

His volunteer activities include currently serving on the boards of Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG), Sport Central, the Mark Spector Golf Classic and several other community organizations.[/hide-this-part]


Brian Wyatt
Sherwood Park, AB

Mr. Wyatt is a Partner and Executive Vice President with Newad Media, an out-of-home advertising company with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton and approximately 250 full-time employees. Mr. Wyatt currently serves on the Board of the Indoor Billboard Advertising

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  Association of North America and is President of the Strathcona Minor Hockey Association. Mr. Wyatt is involved in other business interests including restaurant and bar and real estate and development.