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When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Special Guests
President and CEO, Calgary Economic Development, Board member various
CEO, Grafton Asset Management, Board member various
Chair of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities – Canada, ULC, Board member Enerplus

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Petroleum Club

We are thrilled to have Mary, Geeta and Hilary, experienced executives and directors, join us for a WCD Calgary Chapter dinner. Set in an intimate and relaxing environment, the evening will consist of informal conversation with like-minded executive women. We hope to join in a conversation on “Branding: the Energy Industry, our Corporates, our Boards and ourselves.”


Starting from a discussion on how we, as ambassadors, can all contribute to a positive brand or story for the North American energy/utility industry and the public companies whom we serve…moving to how we, as directors and leaders, ‘manage’ our own corporate/personal brands and ‘build’ our board culture during these volatile times?


We are limiting the participation to a maximum of 20 people. If you are interested in joining us for interesting conversation, please RSVP with your acceptance or regrets as soon as possible and directly to Leontine Atkins, KPMG (

Mary is President and Chief Executive Officer of Calgary Economic Development and has extensive senior leadership experience, including with Telus, Delta Hotels, Canadian Airlines and WardAir. She is responsible for steering Calgary’s economic strategy and created the ‘Calgary: Be Part of the Energy’ brand. Mary is director of Sport Calgary, Calgary Police Foundation, Youthlink and Past President of the Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.


Geeta, CEO of Grafton Asset Management, is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Grafton Asset Management, focused on investing at the asset level in Canadian oil and gas. Prior to co-founding Grafton Asset Management, Geeta was at New Vernon Capital, a $3B blue-chip asset management firm focused on India and Emerging Markets and began her career with McKinsey New York. Geeta is a graduate of MIT and is actively involved the Patrons Council for UNICEF Canada and other not-for-profit boards.


Hilary, Chair of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities – Canada, ULC also serves as an independent director for Enerplus, Modern Resources and Let’s Talk Science. Previously, Foulkes was EVP and COO at PennWest. Before that, Foulkes served as a Managing Director at Scotia Waterous and started her career as an exploration geologist at BP Canada.