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2023 Ministry Dinner 

List of Government of Alberta, Government of Canada Officials and EDA Hosts in attendance. 

Please click on the links to access their online profiles. 

The dynamic format of the dinner involves rotating table visitations to maximize networking during the meal. 

Hon. R.J. Sigurdson, Minister of Agriculture & Irrigation

MLA, Myles McDougall, Calgary-Fish Creek

Reeve Bob Marshall, County of Grande Prairie 

Jon Dziadyk, Chief of Staff, Hon. Nathan Neudorf, Minister of Affordability & Utilities

Jennifer Jabs,  ADM  International Trade & Investment, Alberta Jobs, Economy & Trade

Larry Kaumeyer, Deputy Minister, Alberta Energy & Minerals

Councillor Richard Wegener, Town of Strathmore

Joulia Whittleton, CAO, County of Grande Prairie

EDA Hosts : Shane Olson, Leann Hackman Carty 

    Ministry of Technology & Innovation- David James, Deputy Minister

    EDA Host : Tom Mansfield 

    Ministry of Jobs, Economy & Trade- Sylvia Lepki, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development & Business Supports Division

    EDA Host:  Eleanor Miclette

    Global Affairs, Meaghan Pelton, Regional Deputy Director

    EDA Host: Lorie-Ann Watson

    Ministry of Immigration & Multiculturalism- Gosia Cichy-Weclaw, Assistant Deputy Minister

    EDA Host: Kent McMullin

    Ministry of Energy & Minerals, Doug Lammie, Acting Deputy Minister

    EDA Host: Natalie Gibson

    Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Trade, Liam Stone,  ADM Economic Strategy Division

    EDA Host: Kate Koplovich

    Ministry of Technology & Innovation, Data, Privacy & Innovation, Maureen Towle, Assistant Deputy Minister

    EDA Host: Amy Oshanyk

    PrairiesCan- Michele Evans, Assistant Deputy Minister (Alberta Region)

    EDA Host: Amanda Mercer

    Ministry of Forestry & Parks- Shannon Marchand, Deputy Minister

    EDA Host: Hetti Huls

    Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation- Jason Hale, Deputy Minister

    EDA Host: Trevor Lewington

    Alberta Indigenous Relations, Don Kwas, Assistant Deputy Minister

    EDA Host: Patricia Nicol

    Alberta Innovates- Steve McMahon, COO, InnoTech Alberta

    EDA Host: Mary Lee Prior

    Ministry of Environment & Protected Areas- Jamie Curran, Assistant Deputy Minister

    EDA Host: Lisa Sweet

    Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), Ernest Siu, Acting Regional Director (Prairies)

    EDA Host: Kent Rupert

    Thank you to our partners.

    Our Gold Partner  is the County of Grande Prairie.

    Our Silver Partner is the Town of Strathmore. 

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