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Geoff is a founder and partner at Calgary's SAW Ideas & Design Studio, established in 2005. He is responsible for business development and client services, as well as leading the company's overall strategy with his business partners. Prior to launching SAW, Geoff worked with TELUS as an account manager in their residential services and later moving over to TELUS Advertising.

Geoff joined United Way's Leaders Cabinet in 2014. As an entrepreneurial individual with a strong sense of business ethics, Geoff wants to leverage his skills in marketing and advertising to help vulnerable Calgarians who have not had the same opportunities. Aside from his wife and two daughters who always take priority over other interests, Geoff is a music lover with very broad tastes, and an NFL fan with a slavish devotion to just one team - the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Gerald Stringer joins the Leaders Cabinet from UPS a global courier, transportation, and logistics company. Gerald is proud to be a Leadership Donor for over 20 years and actively encourages Leadership Giving within UPS. In addition, Gerald co-chairs the annual UPS/United Way Pulling 4U fundraising event, which over the course of three years, has helped to raise in excess of $200K for local investments in the Calgary community.

Gerald is the father of twin 7 year old boys with Autism and through necessity has had to seek out the support of local community agencies to assist with the special needs of his twin boys. Not a day goes by that he and his wife do not fully appreciate and admire the support of local programs and collaborations which United Way invests in, as well as the generous donors within the Calgary community. Without this support the astonishing success his boys are aspiring to would not be possible.

Sana Shamim is part of the Portfolio Management and Governance team at TransCanada. Prior to her work at TransCanada, she was a Manager at PwC. She obtained her B.Comm from the University of Calgary and has her Project Management Professional (PMP) Designation. She has been actively involved with United Way for five years when she had the honour of being a Campaign Associate for the 2009 United Way Campaign. This is her second year serving on the Leaders Cabinet. She thoroughly enjoys learning and promoting the wonderful work United Way does for the great city of Calgary and area.

As Vice President Strategy & Development at Suncor Energy, Jason directs the company's strategy, planning, investment, and M&A activities, enabling senior corporate officers to establish the overall strategic direction for Suncor. Jason holds bachelor's degrees in both Commerce and Chemical Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer in the provinces of Alberta and Ontario, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School.

He is a volunteer with United Way and a current Leadership Cabinet member for United Way. Jason lives in Calgary with his wife Vanessa, and two sons. They enjoy spending summer vacations at their rustic cabin by the lake, and are active in the winter with skiing and hockey.

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