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City of St.Albert

Economic Development Advisory Board

Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) members will help the City implement its Economic Development Action Plan to build and diversify St. Albert's economy. These members are a diverse group that bring a wide range of expertise, experience and energy to the board.

EDAB Terms of Reference

EDAB Appointment Application Form (2017)

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Reid Johnson, Board Chair

Reid is the owner/president of Core Network Solutions Inc. which has been in business St. Albert since 2003.  He is a certified Computer Network Administrator and has been a resident here for 35 years. Reid and his company are avid supporters of children’s charities, including Little Warriors, Kids up Front, and Children’s Ability Fund, among others. In his spare time Reid works on a 4,000 hp A/fuel nitro Dragster as a Crew Chief for a local racing team.

Tony LaGrange, Vice Chair

Tony is a Chemist (B.Sc. Chemistry – 1991) and is the founder of Quantum Chemical which has been located here in St. Albert for over 5 years. He was a board member for the Polyurea Development Association from 2005 – 2010.  Tony is also a Director with “Familia Edmonton” through the Catholic church and a catechism teacher with Holy Family Parish in St. Albert.

Richard Iwaniuk, Past Chair

Richard is the Vice President, Finance and Business Operations for the Blind Enthusiasm Brewery Company, a new craft brewery opening in Edmonton in spring 2017.  Richard has lived in St. Albert since 1992 and is the incoming Chair for the Economic Development Advisory Board.  In addition to volunteering for EDAB, Richard currently volunteers for CPA Alberta, Trout Unlimited Canada, Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF), and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Finance and Taxation Committee.

Mitch Stolarchuk, Member

Mitch has lived in St. Albert for the past 16 years and is currently a Senior Assistant VP & Manager with the Canadian Western Bank involved in their Optimum Mortgage.  He has also taught evening courses in NAIT’s continuing education on behalf of the Credit Institute of Canada.  Mitch has volunteered for the Heart & Stroke Foundation; Habitat for Humanity, Parks & Rec Advisory Committee (Terrace, BC) and as a coach for hockey, soccer and volleyball.  He is currently a member of the St. Albert and Morinville Men’s Curling Leagues.

Alyssa Tintinaglia, Member

Alyssa has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and has lived in St. Albert for 8 years. She works at the Northern Alberta Business Incubator Society (NABI), where she currently oversees leasing and programs. Alyssa has been very involved in the local community, having volunteered with Star Literacy and the St. Albert Citizen's Patrol. She enjoys playing hockey, soccer, and golf.

Paul Lanni, Member

Paul is the President of Averton, a private real estate development company based in St. Albert. Never settling for convention, Averton has emerged as a leader for innovative residential design and progressive community vision. Paul’s greatest satisfaction is in his family life, where he and his wife are raising three wonderful children, aged 2, 4 and 6.

Jeffrey Baker, Member

Jeff is an entrepreneur at heart and has been running one business or another since the age of 10. He founded one of the largest retail stores and indoor field dedicated to the hobby of airsoft and ran it for 8 years until 2016 before moving on. The focus this year is Simulation Events, a 3-year-old company founded with a partner that specializes in public events and haunted houses. He lives in St Albert with his wife and two young sons who enjoy exploring the trails and frequenting the parks.

Chris McLeod, Member

Chris acts as the Chief Marketing, Business Development and Communications Officer for Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business. Prior to working with AU I, Chris spent a decade with the City of Edmonton in communications, media relations and special project roles. In his last project with the City, he managed all aspects of the City’s centennial. Chris also has experience in community leadership roles, having served on several boards of directors, including St. Albert Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Ski Patrol, the Trans Canada Trail Relay and as Chair of the ITU Edmonton World Cup Triathlon media relations committee. Chris is the head of marketing and business development for the Business of Hockey Institute. 

Margaret Mrazek, Member

Marg is a lawyer in private general law practice, with emphasis in health law and corporate law matters.  Now semi- retired, she previously was a senior partner with Reynolds, Mirth, Richards & Farmer LLP and corporate counsel for The Good Samaritan Society.  With a background in health care also, having held various positions including Vice President of Patient Care Services at the Misericordia Hospital and staff nurse at Wetaskiwin General Hospital. Marg has an extensive history of community involvement including member and Vice Chair of Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Vice Chair and Interim Chair of the Board of Governors of Athabasca University and lecturer for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. She has also served as a member of the Board of St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce and currently chairs the Government Affairs Committee of the Chamber. Marg has been an advocate for a business-friendly environment fostering increased economic development in St. Albert.   She has lived in St. Albert since 1972.

David Niebach, Member

David has over two decades of experience in Accounting, Finance, Enterprise Risk Management, Strategy Development and Execution and Leadership Development and Coaching. He delivers Leadership Development courses at the post-secondary level as well as in corporate settings. He is chair of the Accounting Advisory committee at NAIT and sits on the BBA advisory committee at NAIT. He also serves on the board of directors and treasurer for St. Albert Track and Field, and on the CPA Alberta Nomination Review Committee. He currently works for PCL Construction as Manager, Finance and Administration and is a contract instructor at the JR Shaw School of Business at NAIT.

Julie Quantz-Kovac, Member

After going through the marketing program at NAIT and working as an area sales manager for a popular telecommunications company, I decided it was time to go into business for myself and fulfill my dream of entrepreneurship.  My husband and I started Oil City Signs as a home-based business five years ago and now have a 5000 sq. ft. shop in Riel Business Park.  We have grown significantly since moving into St. Albert and I am very excited to be a part of the business community here.  As a business we offer support to local community groups such as SAIF, SAMFA, Operation Friendship Senior Society and Kaleo.

Rick Sloan, Member

Rick’s career in public sector economic development spans 5 decades.  He began working for a small group of municipalities, then joined the province’s northern regional development agency.  In the mid 1990s he was promoted to Assistant Deputy Minister with Alberta Economic Development where he led various economic development groups and initiatives.  His retirement job, slated for one year (but turned out to be six) was with the City of Edmonton, focuses on marketing and industrial land development.  Rick is retired and lives in St Albert with his bride of 45 years, Eunice.

Mark Stoneleigh, Member

Mark is the Branch Manager of ATB Financial at the St Albert Tudor Glen location and has represented ATB there since 2008. He joined the St Albert and District Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and is currently serving as the 2nd Vice Chair.  Mark spent his career at ATB in numerous roles and in many different communities in Alberta which includes Business Relationship Account Manager, Customer Service Manager and Sales Coach and Branch Manager.  In 2012 Mark obtained his BComm Degree with Distinction.  Mark loves to travel and has lived in four countries on three continents and visited thirty-four countries around the world.  St Albert has been his family’s home since 2000 and he and his wife have two boys currently in Grade 8 and 5.

Last edited: November 24, 2017

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