BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is charged with maintaining CWIE’s vitality. Elected by the members,  these dedicated professionals have backgrounds that vary within our industry. To ensure the organization meets all of our needs, the Board regularly meets to ensure our society is aligned with the needs of the members.

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MEET THE CWIE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

As the current President of CWIE, Lindsay actively works with the Board of Directors to create new opportunities that benefit our members and local community.  As part of CWIE’s mission and vision statement, we strive to give back to our local community and Lindsay directs this initiative in her role. Lindsay is the Senior Marketing Manager for MNP and she focuses her efforts on building a strong network in the Energy industry across Canada.

Currently Vice President with Calgary Women in Energy, Brenda has been in different capacities within the group for almost ten years including Director of Communications and co-chairing the Golf Tournament.

Brenda is the Chief Growth Officer for Launch Strategic Group.  As Chief Growth Officer, Brenda offers companies the consistent leadership needed to facilitate the changes that are necessary to achieve strategic sales growth and improve the company’s future growth prospects.

Shauna has been a member of Calgary Women in Energy for over 8 years.  She was the Director of Membership for 5 years and now holds the Director of Technical Education.  Shauna strives to bring inspiring and educational speakers to the group.  Currently, Shauna is the Calgary Sales Representative for ArticTherm which provides an efficient Flameless Heat and Green Air technology for multiple applications using portable equipment to remote locations for the extreme climate challenges. 

Rayna has been a CWIE member for 3 years and is actively involved in volunteering and networking within the group.  She has held the position on the sub–committee for Social Media/Content Coordinator managing content, social media, LinkedIn and assisting with communications.

 

Rayna holds an Undergraduate Degree in International Relations and a minor in Business Management and Society. She is a Business Development Representative for MasTec Canada, a large Energy and Industrial Construction company.

ANNE-MARIE WILMS, Director of Membership

Anne-Marie Wilms is a business development professional from Calgary, Canada. She has 10 years’ experience working technical sales in the oil and gas industry with a focus in environmental services. With a long history of retail and customer service, Anne-Marie has excelled at building relationships with some of the largest oil and gas companies in Western Canada.

 

Anne-Marie previously spent 6 years on the board of directors for Calgary Women in Energy, with 4 years as President, and has recently been re-elected in the role as Co-Director of Membership. She also sits on the board of directors of a local charity called Baby it's Cold Outside dedicated to helping those less fortunate in the community. Anne-Marie is passionate about giving back to her community and mentoring women in the Oil and Gas industry.

Jeaniece has been a member of Calgary Women in Energy for over 5 years and is actively involved in networking and volunteering within the group.  She is now the Director of Events which will include organizing Membership Breakfasts, Christmas Parties, Minglers, and other events throughout the year.
 

With over 15 years in the Sales/Business Development World, Jeaniece is currently the Strategic Account Manager at Stratus Electrical & Instrumentation. Jeaniece is well known for building solid relationships throughout the industry and is always willing to lend a helping hand. 

Jana Hackman has been a member of CWIE for the past 3 years. She has served on several sub-committees and volunteered with our organization to help support our vision while giving back to the local community.
 
Jana is a Commercial Account Executive at Axia FibreNet, a company dedicated to providing high bandwidth speed, scalability, and reliability which organizations need to grow and compete today and into the future.  Jana has over 8 years of experience working with the energy sector, providing best-in-class cloud solutions which can help take their business to the next level. She is known for her ability to provide strategic solutions and work with the leadership team to achieve their business objectives.  Axia is proud to work with over 80% of the largest energy companies in Alberta. 

 

KELLY PALMER, Director of Communications

Kelly joined CWIE in 2011 as a member and quickly became the Director of Membership in 2012. She remained in the position until 2014 and worked with the Board of Directors to promote CWIE, bring on dedicated members, and create a community. Her mixed experience and background in oil and gas plus marketing form an alliance with CWIE to create more awareness and a stronger brand. Currently, she is the President and Content Specialist of Ignite Marketing & Design Studio. She focuses on creating valuable content for companies to engage, nurture, and convert with their audience. 

 

Marcia joined CWIE in 2018 and immediately became an active member by attending the monthly Technical Sessions and participating in the CWIE community volunteering opportunities (i.e. Drop in Centre and Food Bank). 

Marcia is the Managing Director of Operations180 and has over 15 years of experience as a technology executive. Marcia works with her clients to provide both strategic and tactical support to businesses looking for Operational Excellence by creating sustainable, scalable business processes. 

SueAnne has been a great member to the CWIE organization and a huge asset to the Board of Directors.  She manages to keep all deliverables, agenda items and meetings organized and accounted for throughout the group's development.  This likely comes from her excellent background in project management as she is the Senior Advisor for Organizational Effectiveness with Suncor Energy where she has developed an excellent career path. 

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