Resource Leader of the Year

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Melanie Antoine (2019)

2019 Resource Leadership Award Melanie Antoine, Chief Executive Officer, A.P.E Maintenance Ltd. Melanie Antoine’s roots run deep in the Wood Buffalo region as she grew up in Alberta’s oldest community of Fort Chipewyan. Melanie is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, learning both a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing, gathering and an entrepreneurial…

Steve Williams (2018)

STEVE WILLIAMS Chief Executive Officer, Suncor Energy Inc. The 2018 Resource Leadership Award is presented to Steve Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Suncor Energy, is being recognized for his extensive career in building Canada’s energy sector as well as his numerous contributions including serving as a founding member of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA),…

Pat Carlson (2017)

PAT CARLSON Founding Chief Executive Officer | Original Director, Seven Generations Energy The 2017 Resource Leadership Award is presented to Pat Carlson, Founding CEO and Original Director of Seven Generations Energy, in recognition of his unique leadership style in pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology that define leading performance in the oil and gas…

Peter Watson (2011)

2011 Resource Person of The Year Peter Watson Following in the tradition of integrity and excellence laid down by Hubert Somerville, pioneer Alberta Deputy Minister of Mines and Minerals (and ACR President, 1976 – 77), Peter Watson has carved out a career of wide-ranging import and impact. His formal commitment to public service began at…

Jim Ellis (2016)

Jim Ellis entered Alberta’s public service in 2006 after a distinguished career in the Canadian Armed Forces, commanding various missions in Canada, Germany, Bosnia, United Kingdom and Afghanistan. Following his final overseas mission as the Senior Commander Canadian Task Force for Canada’s mission to Afghanistan in 2004-2005, he became Executive Director of the Alberta Environment…

Brian C. Ferguson (2014)

The nominating committee of the Alberta Chamber of Resources has chosen Brian Ferguson as the 2014 Resource Person of the Year, to Honour a long career of outstanding leadership in support of ACR’s core mission: the orderly and responsible development of Alberta’s natural resources. In particular, and in keeping with ACR’s overarching Strategic Framework, Mr….

Don Lowry (2013)

2013 RESOURCE PERSON OF THE YEAR DON LOWRY The nominating committee of the Alberta Chamber of Resources has chosen Don Lowry as the 2013 Resource Person of the Year to honor a long career of outstanding leadership in support of the orderly and responsible development of Alberta’s resources—a career populated by countless milestones of achievement…

Andy Clark (2010)

2010 Resource Person of The Year Andy Clark Founder and CEO of Clark Builders brings 75th ACR Awards Banquet Crowd to its Feet In keeping with the historical theme of the evening, Mr. Clark traced the roots of Clark Builders’ success, attributing much of it, from its start in Yellowknife and in addition to an…

Pat Daniel (2009)

2009 Resource Person of The Year Pat Daniel A conscientious leader who inspires by setting the example They say virtue is its own reward. So is excellence. Even so, recognition from one’s peers for outstanding leadership in the resource sector is icing on the cake for Pat Daniel, named the 2009 Alberta Chamber of Resources…