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David is a senior management consultant who worked for many years prior as a senior executive in the federal public service. Areas of expertise and interest include leadership and talent management, planning, stakeholder engagement, change management, negotiation, and facilitation. David works with diverse organizations and individuals in the areas of strategy, governance, and organizational development. He is a sought after facilitator, problem solver, business coach and advisor. David is actively engaged in his community and sits on a number of volunteer boards.

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Ms. Cameron serves as a Director on several corporate Boards, including as Chair of Cougar Drilling Solutions. She is an active member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and serves on the Executive Committee of the Edmonton Chapter. She was a founding member of the Glenora Rotary Club, and the founding Chair of Edmonton Global (the Edmonton Metropolitan Economic Development entity). After serving terms as Chair of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton and Chair of Habitat for Humanity Canada, she was appointed to the Board of Habitat for Humanity International, the first Canadian to serve on that Board in over ten years. She has served as CEO of the Workers Compensation Board Alberta, as Deputy Minister Housing, and as CEO of several private companies.

Ms. Cameron has been recognized with numerous awards for her community and business service including the Queens Jubilee medal, Woman of Vision, and Business Woman of the Year. Ms. Cameron is a resident of the City of Edmonton.

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Mr. Brent Hesje serves as Chief Executive Officer at Fountain Tire, Ltd. since February 2005. In 1992, Mr. Hesje joined Fountain Tire as Marketing Manager, became an owner and Vice President of Marketing in 1994. He is active in the community and industry. Mr. Hesje is currently a Board member of ONEC Group, a Director with POS Bio-Sciences and is the Chair of the Automotive Industry Association of Canada located in Ottawa. He has served as the Chair of Board of Governors of NAIT, YPO Alberta Saskatchewan Chapter, Western Canada Tire Dealers and The Support Network.



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Excellent events of any type do not happen without a fantastic team, and Shift is no different. The Shift Committee brings together enthusiastic young professionals from a variety of companies and technical backgrounds; including owners, architects, engineers, contractors and business professionals.

All committee members are asked to contribute ideas, contacts, expertise and a friendly smile as the event takes shape. They work hard to ensure that the conference program is topical, engaging, and fruitful for participants.  Their efforts ensure continued collaborative growth with common young professional groups in the Edmonton area, and we thank them very much for their efforts.


Jennifer von Berendt  DIALOG

Jennifer von Berendt

Ben Aitchison  ONE Properties

Ben Aitchison
ONE Properties

Thomas Ziegler Al-Terra Engineering

Thomas Ziegler
Al-Terra Engineering

Matt Schellenberger  Edmonton Construction Association

Matt Schellenberger
Edmonton Construction Association

Paul Rogers  Rescom

Paul Rogers