AEG Calgary Event: Members and Non-Members with Nathan Neudorf, Minister of Affordability and Utilities & Hon. Sonya Savage, former Minister of Energy, Environment and Protected Areas

Neudorf and Sonya Savage

Nathan Neudorf was sworn in as Minister of Affordability and Utilities and Vice Chair of Treasury Board on June 9, 2023. He previously served as Deputy Premier and Minister of Infrastructure.

Sonya Savage is Senior Counsel at Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG). She also sits on the Board of Directors for E3 Lithium Ltd and Reconciliation Energy Transition Inc, as well as Navigator’s Expert Panel on the Purpose of the Corporation.

Member Spotlight: Danielle Neufeld

Ruth's Chris

Danielle Neufeld brings two decades of restaurant experience to her roles as General Manager of Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Calgary and Operations Manager of Gather Catering Ltd.

Starting as a busser and dishwasher at age 14, her journey includes her becoming a certified sommelier in 2014, and receiving her Diploma in Wine in 2015. Notably, she achieved a top 3 spot in the Calgary’s Young Sommelier competition in 2019.

Member Spotlight: Krista Rabidoux

Krista Rabidoux

Krista Rabidoux is a Partner who works out of our Calgary and Edmonton offices. She has over 20 years of experience providing U.S., Canadian, and cross-border tax planning advice and compliance services to her clients. Krista works with businesses, individuals, and trusts to manage filing requirements in the U.S. and Canada.

A Rocky Road with Too Many Potholes

A Rocky Road to Too Many Potholes

The poor state of Canadian infrastructure should be a cause of concern to all levels of government. However, as provincial governments across the country are stepping up to make key infrastructure investments, Ottawa signals that they will continue to inconvenience Canadians on their path to a “better future.”

Controlled Environment Agriculture

Catherine Brownlee - Controlled Environment Agriculture

To thrive, the vertical farming sector must address broader market needs by expanding beyond microgreens and leafy greens to include a wider variety of produce. This diversification, along with managing unit costs, ensuring power reliability and affordability and developing a skilled workforce, are crucial for meeting retailer and consumer demands.

Can the Truth Survive AI?

Shane Wenzel - Can the Truth Survive AI?

It appears this technology is on its way to both being a ‘gift’ and a ‘curse’. Some have changed and greatly improved aspects of our lives while others have been accused of threats to our civil rights, economy and democracy. AI has moved from an academic theory to quickly becoming a reality – think, facial recognition, self-driving vehicles, smart homes, interpreting medical tests, online shopping and cybersecurity to name just a few.

Member Spotlight: Jesse Clark

Jesse Clark, Vice President - Genics

Jesse is the Vice-President of Genics. Genics, head-quartered in Acheson Alberta, is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of environmentally and user friendly wood preservatives and fire retardants.

Jesse has been with Genics for 11 years, holding a variety of positions within the company throughout this time. These roles have included Field Services Foreman, Plant Manager, General Manager and currently Vice-President. His history with the company has allowed him the opportunity to learn the business from the ground-up. Presently he oversees the day-day operations of the organization, working with the lead team in managing the Manufacturing, Sales, R&D and Field Services Departments.

The Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) Response – Plastics Registry Consultation

Plastic Bottles

The Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) appreciates the opportunity to offer comments and feedback on the Federal Plastics Registry consultation. Our members believe this is an unnecessary initiative that will not only introduce another layer of stifling regulation and red tape but will also have negative impacts on the environment and human health.