Executive

Jim Ellis, President and Chief Executive Officer

In June 2013, Jim Ellis became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Energy Regulator.

Mr. Ellis has more than 30 years experience in the public sector, including seven years with the Government of Alberta. Mr. Ellis was appointed Deputy Minister of Environment in 2008 and held that position until 2011 when he was named Deputy Minister of Energy.

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Carol Crowfoot, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Regulatory Division

Carol Crowfoot has been monitoring energy markets since 1981 and has been with the Alberta Energy Regulatory (AER) since 2007. Ms. Crowfoot is the AER’s executive vice president of the Strategy and Regulatory Division and its chief economist. She is responsible for leading the organization to the successful execution of its strategy, ensuring organization standards are developed and followed when designing risked-based regulatory requirements and delivering energy information, independent analysis, and supply-and-demand forecasts for Alberta commodities to all stakeholders.

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Jennifer Steber, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder and Government Engagement

In August of 2013, Jennifer Steber joined the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) as the new Executive Vice President of Stakeholder and Government Engagement. Prior to joining the AER, Ms. Steber had been with the Government of Alberta for nearly a quarter century holding a variety of senior positions, such as Chief Assistant Deputy Minister of Oil Sands and Energy Operations, and Assistant Deputy Minister of Resource Development.

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Mark Taylor, Executive Vice President, Operations Division

Mark Taylor has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is executive vice president of the Operations Division at the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). Prior to this Mr. Taylor was senior vice president of Climate Policy Assurance/Closure & Liability.

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Patricia (Patty) Johnston, Q.C., ICD.D, Executive Vice President, Legal and General Counsel

Patricia Johnston is the executive vice president, legal and general counsel of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). She leads a branch of 13 lawyers responsible for providing legal and business advice to all AER business branches and field offices.

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Rick Brown, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services

Rick Brown brings tremendous leadership experience to the Alberta Energy Regulator with more than 28 years as an Officer in the Canadian Forces serving both in the Reserves (7 years) and with Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians). Following his military career, Mr. Brown served for six years with Alberta Emergency Management with his final role as Executive Director for Alberta's emergency management organization.

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