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YPE Calgary – Featured Members
October 2016: Chris Dumont
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Chelsea is currently a Strategy Analyst for TransCanada Corporation working in the departmental Strategy & Planning group for their power generation line of business. With ownership or interests in over 12,000 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States, she is responsible for devising long-term and short-term strategic plans for the department overall, as well as asset and facility management plans for all 12 of TransCanada’s wholly owned power assets. Her role requires her to liaise with Commercial, Business Development and Technical Operations groups in TransCanada. Their diversified power portfolio includes natural gas, nuclear, coal, hydro, solar and wind generation primarily located in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and the northeastern United States.
Chelsea holds a double degree from the University of Calgary in Business Management and Law & Society, and was an active member on campus participating in varsity soccer and as an executive member of a women’s fraternity. Chelsea is multilingual, speaking fluent English, French and an intermediate level of Spanish. In addition to being on the board of YPE, she volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
While not working, Chelsea is an outdoor enthusiast and spends most of her weekends skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.
Chelsea is currently a Strategy Analyst for TransCanada Corporation working in the ...
Michael is an Associate with Wood Mackenzie’s upstream research practice in Calgary. He is responsible for providing financial asset valuation and objective commercial analysis on company and play activity throughout Canada. Michael’s role requires him to liaise with Investment Banks, E&Ps, and Governmental organizations to communicate Wood Mackenzie’s view on the Canadian upstream sector. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Michael was employed as a summer analyst at Copal Partners in London, UK.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Management in Finance from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Science in Energy, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School, London. He is currently working towards completing his Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In addition to being on the board of YPE, Michael volunteers his time with Alumni UBC where he helps new graduates relocating or returning to Calgary network within the business community. Outside of work Michael is an avid hockey player and skier who enjoys spending his weekends in the mountains or out on a lake.
Michael is an Associate with Wood Mackenzie’s upstream research practice in Calgary. ...
Sebastian is a professional in Performance Management, Continuous Improvement and Management Consulting specializing in information systems and data analysis tools to streamline operational processes. Sebastian has successfully fulfilled a wide range of business and technical functions, including project management, quality assurance, continuous improvement and benchmarking, and delivered complex projects in the energy, utilities and regulatory industries.
Sebastian holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Colombia as well as a Masters in Business Administration from HEC Montreal. Majoring in Management of Energy Business sparked his interest in the Canadian energy industry, which led him to Calgary in 2009.He is a professional member with APEGA.
Like many Colombians, Sebastian is passionate about coffee. He is a Certified Barista and participates with his family in the development, branding and promotion of fair-trade specialty coffees harvested by Colombian and Latin American farmers.
Sebastian is a professional in Performance Management, Continuous Improvement and Management Consulting specializing in information ...
Secretary and Legal Counsel
Ky Kvisle is an associate at the law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Calgary, Canada. Ky’s practice focuses primarily on natural resources and infrastructure with a specific focus on transactions and project development in the petroleum,natural gas, pipeline, LNG, oil sands, electricity and mining sectors. Prior to joining Blakes, Ky obtained industry experience working in the legal department of a large Canadian based international oil and gas company.
Ky obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alberta where he was an active member of Student Legal Services providing pro-bono legal advice to low income individuals and non-profit organizations. Prior to law school, Ky obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Calgary.Outside of work, Ky enjoys getting out to the mountains and travelling to new locales. Ky’s hobbies include skiing, skydiving and playing the guitar.
Ky Kvisle is an associate at the law firm Blake, Cassels & ...
Jeremy Bruns is a Professional Engineer practicing in Calgary, Canada. A Senior Reservoir Engineer In Exploration – New Plays at Encana Corporation, he is responsible for technical evaluation of play entries, including acquisitions and new concepts primarily in the USA. Having worked in shallow gas, the Canadian Deep Basin and International New Ventures / Exploration over the last five years, Jeremy has a B.Eng.(H) from McGill University and is multilingual, speaking both of Canada’s official languages as well as some Hungarian.
As Past President of the Alberta Speleological Society, he is an avid cave explorer, spending his free time in the summer underground with some of the most accomplished cavers in North America. This in part feeds a passion for exploration and travel which has taken him all over the world. He climbs, plays hockey, skis and snowboards, and has taken part in competitive fencing. Having earned a private pilot’s license in 2002, Jeremy has flown small aircraft all over North America. More than anything else, he enjoys time with family and friends.
Jeremy has been a board member of YPE Calgary since 2008 and is also a member of Engineers Without Borders, APEGGA, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and volunteers with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets as a pilot. From 2009 until 2011, he was proud to contribute to ongoing evolution in the energy industry through the Innovative Energy and Technology Partnership sponsored by the Alberta Department of Energy. Jeremy is recipient of the Lord Strathcona Medal.
Jeremy Bruns is a Professional Engineer practicing in Calgary, Canada. A Senior ...
Robert is a law student at the University of Calgary. Previously, he has held positions with Imperial Oil as a Reservoir Engineer, Remediation Project Manager and a Planning Analyst. Robert studied civil engineering at McGill University, where he graduated on the Dean’s Honour List and was a recipient of the British Association Medal. Robert also completed his MBA at the University of Calgary, specializing in finance.
Robert is an active member of the community, volunteering for various organizations including Junior Achievement, the United Way, and the Calgary Youth Science Fair. He is also pursuing his Professional Engineering designation with APEGA.
Outside of the office and classroom, Robert is an avid skier and hiker. When he can’t escape to the mountains, he enjoys playing hockey, golf, and ultimate frisbee.
Robert is a law student at the University of Calgary. Previously, he has ...
Kay is entering her last year of law school at the University of Calgary. She will be completing her articles at Bennett Jones LLP. Kay is currently spending her summer as a law student at TransCanada.
Previously, Kay worked as a Government & Policy Advisor at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), an industry association representing over 90 per cent of Canada’s oil and gas upstream industry. In her role at CAPP, Kay focused on oil sands market access issues.
Kay is a graduate of the University of Calgary, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Policy. During her university career, Kay was elected VP External of the Students’ Union and represented over 24,000 undergraduates to the municipal, provincial and federal government. In the summer of 2010, Kay interned at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
Outside of work and academia, Kay volunteers with a Calgary Stampede committee and spends time marketing for Jump On Flyaways, a western Canada start-up company specializing in low cost chartered flights.
Kay is entering her last year of law school at the University ...
Kaili specializes in digital communications and community relations at TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. In her current role, she is responsible for developing digital communication strategies as well leading stakeholder engagement activities in support of oil and natural gas projects. Most recently, she received a Gold Quill for Issues Management and Crisis Communication, following TransCanada’s collaborative community relations efforts in response to the 2015 Fort McMurray wildfires. Kaili holds a degree in Communication with a major in Public Relations from Mount Royal University.
As an avid volunteer within the community, she has worked with various organizations in Calgary. She currently serves on the board of directors for Young Professionals in Energy – Calgary. Outside of work, Kaili enjoys spinning, cooking and traveling.
Kaili specializes in digital communications and community relations at TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. ...
Meredith is the Director of Business Development at Genalta Power, a Canadian Independent Power Producer headquartered in Calgary. With the support of her team, Meredith’s group is responsible for finding investment worthy opportunities to convert flare gas into electricity. In addition to flare gas projects, Meredith also oversees development of Genalta’s cogeneration and biomass portfolio. Her role requires her to manage full life cycle of these projects, from initial feasibility, to utility connection, to carbon offset credits, and financial settlement.
Meredith has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Western University and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary part-time. She is also pursuing her professional license with APEGA. Outside of work hours, Meredith is an avid runner, hiker, and competitive horseback rider.
Meredith is the Director of Business Development at Genalta Power, a Canadian ...
Chris is an Associate Director in Energy Corporate Banking at ATB Financial in Calgary. With a loan portfolio of over $500 million dedicated to the oilfield service sector, he is responsible for dealing with clients, underwriting credit, and financial modeling. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Alberta, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, and is a CFA charterholder.
In addition to being on the Board of YPE, Chris’ passions include spreading positive change in education, helping eliminate poverty, and being a mentor to children, currently involved with community organizations including Junior Achievement’s Company Program, a program that allows high school students start and run a business through the school year, and Global Shapers, an initiative by the World Economic Forum, that are a network of hubs around the world that are dedicated to making a difference in their community. Chris enjoys experiencing other cultures, traveling, trying new recipes, hiking, running and spending time at the gym.
Chris is an Associate Director in Energy Corporate Banking at ATB Financial ...