Beth is counsel in our Calgary office. She provides strategic advice to the firm on the business of law, energy risk and compliance, and public policy issues. She also provides advice on corporate commercial matters and on governance issues to corporations (public and private), agencies, boards and tribunals.
Beth holds a unique breadth of experience at the board and executive levels spanning business, legal, government and the broader community. She brings 14 years of board experience, including serving in the roles of board chair, vice chair, and chair of various subcommittees. The focus of Beth's board work includes governance, strategy development and implementation, public policy and regulatory, and risk management.
In her professional roles, Beth has specialized in energy, regulatory, governance and compliance, retail, and telecommunications. She has been an active contributor in organizations and corporations undergoing transformational change through innovation, growth or transitions.
Prior to joining BLG, Beth spent the majority of her career with TELUS, a publicly held regulated corporation where she served in management and legal positions and acquired retail, telecommunication and regulatory experience.
Beth has received a number of notable recognitions as a result of her leadership, perspective and contributions. She was recently spotlighted by Canadian Diversity Network's symposium among leading female business leaders. In 2016, Beth was appointed as Executive Committee Member for the Institute of Corporate Directors Calgary Chapter. In 2013, Beth was identified as 1 of 3 business leaders in Canada to join Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook) in launching her global Lean In initiative.?
•Chair (past) and Committee Member, Minerva Foundation, The Family Ball, 2008-present
•Member, B2TEN (national organization supporting Olympic athletes), 1999-2010
•Volunteer and Benefactor, Homes of Hope, Youth With A Mission, Mexico, 1999-2010
Publications & Presentations
•Co-Author, ? Alberta Budget 2016 ?,? The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, April 15, 2016.
•Co-Author, ? Highlights of The Speech From The Throne - Second Session Of The Twenty-Ninth Legislature March 8th, 2016 ?,? The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, March 9, 2016.
•Co-Author, ? In Process? New Federal Rules for Pipeline Approvals ?,? The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, February 29, 2016.
•Co-Author, ? Thoughts from the Trenches: Incentivizing producers, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, February 16, 2016.
•Co-Author, ? Alberta's New Royalty Framework - Same Idea, New Structure ? The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, January 29, 2016.
•Co-Author, ? All Change - Alberta Overhauls Climate Policy, Ushers In Sweeping New Requirements, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, November 23, 2015.
•Co-Author, ? The New Alberta Government's First Speech from the Throne, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, June 16, 2015.
•Co-Author, ? Target Practice? Federal Government Announces Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels?, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, May 25, 2015.
•Co-Author, ? In With The New... Democratic Party - NDP Majority Elected In Alberta? ?, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, May 6, 2015.
•Co-Author, ? Alberta's 2015 Budget - Implications for the Oil and Gas Sector, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, March 27, 2015.?
•Co-Author, Look Who's Talking - The New Alberta Accountability Act and its Impact on the Lobbyists Act, The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, January 23, 2015.?
Rankings & Recognitions
•Recognized by Corporate Diversity Coinsultants in Spotlight on Female Business Leaders.
•Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada - nominated in 2013.
•Women's Executive Network: Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada - nominated in 2013.
•Queen's Council appointment for the Province of Alberta, 2010.
•Governor General's Canadian Studies Conference, 2000.?
•Executive Committee Member, Institute of Corporate Directors Calgary Chapter, 2016-present
•Member, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2006-present.
•Chair, Board of Directors, Banff Centre Foundation, 2010 to present; Member, Board of Directors, 2010-present
•Member, University of Alberta Faculty of Law Advisory Committee, 2010-present
•Executive Member, Alberta Chapter, Young Presidents' Organization, 2009-11
•SAIT Polytechnic: Member, Campaign Cabinet (2009-12); Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors (2007-08); Chair of Governance and Pension and Savings Committees (2004-08); Member, Chairman's Circle (2002-08); Board Member, Board of Governors (2002-08)