Barbra Korol is presently employed as the Executive Director, Special Projects at Alberta Energy and Minerals. This is a transitional role as she has announced her intention to retire from the Alberta Public Service in mid-2024. Barbra has been at the nexus of natural gas industry for 24 years – both with industry and government – having lead accountability for key provincial files including hydrogen, LNG, plastics circular economy and petrochemicals. Barbra was ED accountable for Alberta CoLab and an active champion for the EFL for years. She has served as corporate media spokesperson and been a designated representative on various boards and business associations such as the Clean Air Strategic Alliance, Fort Air Partnership, Northeast Capital Industrial Association and Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. In 2022 she was awarded a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (QPJM) for outstanding service to Albertans. She has an honours B.A. (History) and a M.A. in Energy Policy History (2014), both from the University of Alberta.