|N. Murray Edwards||Alvin G. Libin||Allan P. Markin||Jeffrey J. McCaig||Clayton H. Riddell||Byron J. Seaman|
N. Murray Edwards is owner and President of Edco Financial Holdings Ltd., a merchant banker since 1988. He is a leading investor in, and managing director and chairman or vice chairman of, numerous publicly traded companies including Canadian Natural Resources Limited, and Ensign Energy Services Inc. Today, these companies employ over 15,000 individuals. He is also a chairman, director and co-owner of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club.
Mr. Edwards graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan with Great Distinction and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Toronto. After moving to Calgary in 1983, he became a lawyer, and later a Partner, with Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer, a Calgary-based law firm.
At the community level, Mr. Edwards is a member of The Council of Champions of the Calgary Children’s Initiatives and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He is on the Board of Directors of the C.D. Howe Institute.
Alvin G. Libin is a native Calgarian with business interests in real estate, oil and gas and financial services. Mr. Libin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Balmon Investments Ltd., a private management services and investment company. He has a strong commitment to the City of Calgary and to the Province of Alberta and has provided leadership in various volunteer positions.
In 2003, Mr. Libin and his wife Mona, through The Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation, established The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta in partnership with the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services. Its mission is to provide world-class cardiovascular health care, education and research for southern Alberta.
Mr. Libin is past Chairman of the Alberta Ingenuity Fund, a Foundation created by the Government of Alberta to stimulate and support science and engineering research for the benefit of Albertans. He also serves as a director of several corporate and community boards.
Alvin G. Libin is an Officer of the Order of Canada and holds an Honorary Doctors of Laws degree from the University of Calgary. He was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2004.
Allan P. Markin is a native Calgarian, and longtime philanthropist.
Presently Mr. Markin is a major supporter of the Alberta Project Promoting active Living & healthy Eating in Schools (APPLE Schools) program, at the University of Alberta, School of Public Health. The program has expanded since inception, and is now running in 57 Alberta schools, serving urban, rural, and First Nations, Metis and Inuit students. In 2012 Allan committed to enhancing the APPLE Schools program by integrating principles set out in the “FranklinCovey” Leader in Me program into existing APPLE Schools. The gift will also allow the School of Public Health to evaluate the impact of Leader in Me on children’s physical fitness, eating habits and leadership skills.
In recognition of his tremendous support of education, Allan has received honorary degrees from the Universities of Alberta, Calgary, Lethbridge and St. Francis Xavier. Mr. Markin is a Founder of St. Mary’s University and was bestowed an honorary fellowship from St. Mary’s University in 2004. In accepting The Fraser Institute’s T. Patrick Boyle Founder Award in 2010, Allan spoke of individual value and personal responsibility.
The Mayor of the City of Calgary bestowed him with the Citizen of the Year award for 2004 and he received the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005. In July 2008, Mr. Markin was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada by the Governor General. He received The Alberta Order of Excellence in October 2008. In the fall of 2009, he was inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame. In March 2012, Allan was recognized as the Canadian Business Leader of the Year Award by the Alberta School of Business of the University of Alberta. In the summer of 2012 Allan was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Another major benefactor of Mr. Markin’s philanthropy has been health. Allan created a registered charity -- the Pure North S’Energy Foundation, an innovative preventative health program focused on promoting a positive lifestyle as the foundation of a happy, healthy and long life. As of August 2012, Pure North had over 13,000 registered participants from a broad cross-section of backgrounds, with a special focus on inner-city and aboriginal populations, including many communities in northern Canada. The main focus is supplying dearly needed vital nutrients, and the reduction of heavy metals.
Although diversified, his main philanthropic objective is to enhance education tied to health and wellness.
Jeffrey J. McCaig is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Trimac Transportation group of companies. Trimac is the largest provider of bulk trucking services in North America and also provides complementary logistics services, including transload facility operations, distribution management, and freight brokerage.
In addition to being a director and chairing the Boards of the Trimac group of companies, Mr. McCaig is a director of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada. He is also a director and Chairman of Bantrel Company and a director and co-owner of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club and Chairman of the Flames Foundation.
Mr. McCaig is a member of several Canadian and American industry associations related to the trucking industry and is past Chairman of the National Tank Truck Carriers Association in Washington, DC.
He obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts; his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto; and his Master of Science in Management degree from Stanford University.
Clayton H. Riddell was introduced as a new member of the Calgary Flames ownership group on August 29, 2003. His participation, combined with the ongoing commitment of the existing owners of the team, provides strength, continuity and stability to the organization.
Mr. Riddell graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science, Honors degree in Geology. In May 2004, he received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba.
He has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Resources Ltd., a publicly traded oil and gas company since 1978. He is Chief Executive Officer of MGM Energy Corp. and is Chairman of the Board of Perpetual Energy Inc. and Trilogy Energy Corp.
Mr. Riddell is past President of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and past Chair of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. He is associated with several other profit and non-profit organizations. He has been a resident of Calgary for many years..
Byron J. Seaman was born in Rouleau, Saskatchewan. Mr. Seaman has over 50 years experience in various positions in the oil, gas and resource industries on a world-wide basis. He served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bow Valley Resource Services Ltd. (subsequently Bovar Inc.) from 1976 to 1987, then as Chairman until 1990. He is a Director Emeritus of Provident Energy Trust and on the Board of Directors of Rider Resources Ltd.
He received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, and in 1945, he spent one year as an instructor there. In 1992, the university bestowed him an honorary Doctor of Science degree.
Mr. Seaman served as a liaison for Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments in providing management assistance to developing countries, and was a member of the Premier's Advisory Council on Science and Technology in Alberta from 1990-92. Involved with numerous political, charitable and community organizations, he received a special award in 1987 from the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta in recognition of his outstanding contribution to society. In 1991, he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Industry Hall of Fame, and was a recipient of the Governor General's Medal later in 1993. On June 1, 2007, he was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame together with his brother D.K., and Harley Hotchkiss, as builders who brought the Flames from Atlanta.
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