Our Team

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Catherine Warren

Chief Executive Officer

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Kris Cotter, CPA, CMA

Director, Finance & Administration

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Erin Gobolos

Director, Marketing & Communication

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Darrell Petras, PAg

Director, Community & Business Development

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Barbara Engelbart McKenzie

Director, Strategic & Operational Growth

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Dawn Newton

Head of Accelerate Edmonton

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Chloe Chalmers

Head of Scaleup Edmonton

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Heather Klimchuk

Government & Agency Liaison

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Shalon McFarlane

Manager, Research

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Shamelle Pless

Manager, Brand & Digital Presence

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James Hampshire

Manager, People & Culture

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Jaime Hayes

Accountant

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Nevin deMilliano 

Content Strategist

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Cory Sellar

Marketing & Communications Specialist

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Seanna Baxter

General Administrator

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Adrienne Schneider

Executive Assistant

Startup Edmonton

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Christian Tokarski

Head of Startup Edmonton

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Nathan Ip

Lead Program Manager

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Skye Kihara

Community Coordinator 

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Tristan Ham

Program Facilitator

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Allan Waine

Program Facilitator

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Anna Knight

Program Coordinator

External Support

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Catherine Keill

Public Relations and Executive Advisor

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Chris Henderson

Stakeholder Engagement Advisor

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Toby Lennox

Business Planning Strategic Advisor

Innovate Edmonton Land Acknowledgement

Indigenous innovation has taken place on these lands, Amiskwaciwâskahikan/ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, Edmonton since time immemorial. At Innovate Edmonton, we recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit innovators whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We respectfully acknowledge that we are situated on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, and Metis. We also encourage, support, and promote the resurgence of Indigenous knowledge and practices and are committed to empowering Indigenous innovation in the spirit of reconciliation.

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