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    Lori Ackerman

    Advisory Board Member

    In her third term as the Mayor of the City of Fort St. John BC, Lori is not only a steward for the needs of her city but, she is a champion for her citizens. Whether in paid leadership positions for local community groups, or as a volunteer, Lori has used her expertise and unparalleled drive to benefit her community.

    Lori was named one of the Top 35 Most Influential Women in BC in February of 2016 and was recently recognized as the 2019 Canadian Energy Person of the Year by the Energy Council of Canada.

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    Kristine Delkus

    Advisory Board Member

    Kristine Delkus retired in 2019 from her role as the Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder Relations and General Counsel for TC Energy (formerly TransCanada PipeLines Limited), a publicly traded leading North American energy infrastructure company committed to sustainably developing and operating pipeline, power generation and energy storage facilities across Canada, the U.S and Mexico.

    During her 24 years with the company, Ms. Delkus held increasingly senior positions in the company with responsibility for internal audit, corporate compliance, public affairs, environment/land/indigenous relations, sustainability, regulatory and legal affairs.

    She has served on the Boards of the Calgary Airport Authority, Columbia Partners LP, TC Pipelines LP, the National Chamber Litigation Center, the Canadian Lymphedema Foundation and Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta.

    Ms. Delkus was presented with a WCGCA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 by the National Post and ZSA Legal Recruitment, was named CGCA General Counsel of the Year in 2016, was recognized as One of the World’s Distinguished General Counsels in 2015 by the Director Roundtable and was included in WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2010 in the Corporate Executives Category.

    She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor.

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    Michelle Michot Foss

    Advisory Board Member

    Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D., is the fellow in energy and minerals at Rice University’s Baker Institute, helping to build capacity on non-fuel minerals supply chains for the CES. She has nearly 40 years of experience in senior positions in energy and environmental research, consulting and investment banking with early career exposure to mining and mined land reclamation.

    Over the past three decades, Michot Foss developed and directed research on energy value chain economics and commercial frameworks to support worldwide investment while serving in several positions at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston.

    Michot Foss previously served as the chief energy economist and head of the Bureau of Economic Geology’s Center for Energy Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. She was also a UH Shell Interdisciplinary Scholar with grants on North American gas and power integration and national oil companies. Her career research highlights include reviewing oil, gas and minerals markets for local, national and international government bodies, including the Texas Comptroller, U.S. Energy Information Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, World Bank, Japan’s External Trade Organization and other institutions.

    Michot Foss also led a university-based LNG industry consortium for North America. In addition, she implemented energy development assistance and engagement programs sponsored by USAID and the Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources in more than 20 countries and regions,including Central Asia, Ukraine, West Africa, Uganda, India, Bangladesh and Mexico. She built and led the New Era in Oil, Gas & Power Value Creation program for energy sector professionals from more than 40 countries. She also was previously a director of research at Simmons & Company International and at Rice Center.

    Michot Foss remains an executive instructor for the Texas Executive Education program at UT’s McCombs School of Business, and she was named an Exxon Mobil Instructor of Excellence. She served on the advisory committees for the UTA Jackson School of Geosciences Energy & Earth Resources graduate program and Jackson School Endowment.

    She is a member of the advisory boards for Haddington Ventures LLC and Energy Intelligence Group. She is past president of the International Association for Energy Economics; past president of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics; and was named USAEE Senior Fellow for service. Michot Foss is a partner in Harvest Gas Management LLC, and she created and leads a nonprofit organization, Friends of Briargrove Park Green Space LLC, to coordinate activities with Harris County Flood Control District for post-Harvey rehabilitation.

    Michot Foss received her B.S. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, an M.S. from Colorado School of Mines and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston.