Lynda Beach

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Lynda Beach embarked on her career journey 28 years ago in pursuit of interesting work, professional challenge and a meaningful career.  Lynda graduated in 1996 from the University of Calgary with a degree in Chemical Engineering. 

After working as a facilities engineer in gas processing for 4 years, she became convinced that she needed to direct her career toward using her Engineering degree to improve Environmental performance.  In 2001 she completed an M. Sc. In Clean Technology out of the Chemical Engineering department at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England.  She worked in northeast England for 4 years as an environmental consultant for the food industry, local municipality, brick making and chemical plants.

In 2006, Lynda moved back to Calgary and started working for Shell Canada.  Inside Shell she’s worked as a Risk Advisor, Technical Safety Engineer, Non-Technical Risk Integrator, Business Advisor, Environment Manager and currently as the Global Discipline Head for Environment and Carbon.  Lynda both has a personal and professional passion for responsible business and believes that there has never been a better time to be an Environment professional.  

Along the way, she met her husband and together they have 2 teenage girls, and lots of fun!

Claire Cameron

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Claire has worked extensively with utilities, government, and industry to understand and address complex technical and policy questions related to the clean energy transition. In particular, Claire has focused her work on sustainable transportation, building decarbonization, and demand-side management. Known for her personable approach and attention to detail, Claire is focused on building productive relationships that will accelerate our progress towards net zero. Claire Cameron is the Director of Regional Pathways at the Transition Accelerator. Before joining The Transition Accelerator, Claire was a Senior Consultant at Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors. She has previously held roles at Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

Justin Riemer

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An Albertan through and through, Justin Riemer has dedicated his career to strengthening the province he loves. Now the Chief Executive Officer of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), Justin leads the team dedicated to advancing innovations that are reducing Alberta’s greenhouse gas emissions and diversifying its economy. He has earned a reputation for skillfully navigating Canada’s innovation system, building relationships inside and outside of Alberta, and developing a strong network in support of innovation and economic development. For more than 25 years, he has achieved results in regional economic development, industry expansion, investment attraction, and innovation.

Before joining ERA, he led the Alberta Region of Prairies Economic Development Canada in the federal government to support economic development across the province. Prior to that, he held several senior positions focused on innovation and investment attraction at the Government of Alberta and briefly at Alberta Health Services. Justin graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Carleton University. Justin is happily married, has two grown boys and a daughter in law.