Deborah Yedlin has covered the energy sector as a columnist and radio commentator since 1996. She has worked with the Financial Post, The Globe and Mail and is currently a business columnist with The Calgary Herald and weekly contributor to CBC radio.

Prior to her career switch to journalism, Deborah was an investment banker on Wall Street and Bay Street, working with Goldman Sachs, Richardson Greenshields and Burns Fry Limited.

She holds a BA in Economics from the University of Alberta, an MBA in finance from Queen’s University and the ICD designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Deborah served as the 2016 Co-Chair of the Calgary and Area United Way campaign and was elected to the United Way of Calgary and Area Board of Directors in 2017.

 

Deborah's United Way of Calgary & Area Board committee involvement includes:

  • Finance & Audit Committee - current member
  • Public Policy Committee - current member

 

 

Trevor is the Director, Growth and Acquisitions with ATCO Power, an experienced builder, owner and operator of power generation facilities. His responsibilities involve leading strategy development, the identification of new growth opportunities, and M&A activity.

Trevor holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Master of Science in Management (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics.

Having spent a portion of his time at the LSE exploring the linkage between energy infrastructure investments, economic growth, and socio-economic outcomes, Trevor is passionate about working toward the implementation of innovative constructs which address opportunities to strengthen society and improve lives.

Trevor joined the UWCA Board of Directors in 2017.

 

Trevor's United Way of Calgary & Area Board committee involvement includes:

  • Public Policy Committee - current member
  • Strategic Planning Committee - current member

 

 

Mike MacSween was appointed Suncor’s executive vice president, Major Projects, in early 2012. He leads engineering, procurement and construction for growth and sustaining projects across the company.

Since joining Suncor in 1996, Mike has held a variety of leadership roles including vice president, Upgrading, and vice president, Strategy and Development. Mike most recently served as senior vice president, In Situ.

Prior to joining Suncor he held positions at Betz Process Chemicals Inc. and Shell Canada Inc.

Mike holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a master of business administration from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. 

Mike serves on the board of directors of the Canadian Welding Bureau, Productivity Alberta and joined the United Way of Calgary & Area Board of Directors in 2017.

 

Mike's United Way of Calgary & Area Board committee involvement includes:

  • Public Policy Committee - current member
  • Campaign Cabinet member

 

 

 

Darwin Smith is a Partner & Managing Director in the Boston Consulting Group's Calgary office. He joined BCG in 2007 and has worked with leading energy and industrial goods clients across Canada, US, Europe, and Asia. His project focus areas are primarily corporate strategy, corporate development, post merger integration, and large scale transformation. Prior to joining BCG, Darwin worked as a drilling engineer in Canada, Yemen, and the United Kingdom.

Darwin graduated with a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering (Distinction) from the University of Calgary and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario where he was awarded the Gold Medal for highest overall academic performance.

Originally from Saskatchewan, Darwin has called Calgary home since university. He has been involved with Calgary's United Way since 2013; joining the board of directors in 2017. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Erica, and their two young children.

 

Darwin's United Way of Calgary & Area Board committee involvement includes:

  • Strategic Planning Committee - current member

 

 

 

John Rossall is currently the Executive Director, North America for Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.  In November, 2011, John joined Repsol with the acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc., where he led Talisman’s Canadian oil and gas business.

Prior to joining Talisman, John was President and CEO of ProspEx Resources, a TSX listed junior oil and gas company from 2004 to 2011.  Previously, John was the Vice-President of the North Business Unit of Burlington Resources Canada. Prior to the acquisition of Canadian Hunter Exploration by Burlington, John led the Deep Basin business at Canadian Hunter.  John was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers from 2014 to 2016.

John holds a BASc in Chemical Engineering (1984) from the University of Waterloo and has subsequently completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.

John joined the United Way Board of Directors in 2017.

John's United Way of Calgary & Area Board committee involvement includes:

  • Tomorrow Fund Committee - current member