Bryce Kumka is a Partner and Senior Account Executive for Commercial Insurance for Rogers Insurance North. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Fort McMurray and has held an executive position for the past five years, and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
He holds the position of the Treasurer of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, and has been on the Board of Directors for the past 5 years. Bryce is the past Community Campaign chair (2012) for the United Way of Fort McMurray, and an active member of the Board of Directors serving as the Community Campaign Committee chair. [2013-2015]
He sits on the Board of Directors of Changes Supported Living Services, an non-profit organization that provides community based residential, supported, and independent living services to over 600 mentally challenged adults. He is married to Lee-Anne and they have 3 lovely daughters. [2016-2018]
Nick Sanders moved to Fort McMurray in 2006 and is currently the Director, Human Resources with the Fort McMurray Catholic Schools. He worked in transportation for about 25 years in various capacities at a Corporate level, in Operations, New Business development, Risk Management and Human Resources. His other activities include Chair of MacDonald Island Park Corporation. He, his wife Marina and their son Jared are enjoying all that this great community has to offer! [2016-2018]
Ted Doleman is currently employed at CNRL.
Ted has held senior operations and maintenance roles with Suncor and Petro-Canada. He has spent the last six years as Utilities and Energy Manager Energy for Shell-Albian Sands. Prior to his experience in the Oil Sands, Ted held plant management, mechanical head and supervisory roles with Manitoba Hydro and Ontario Hydro. Ted has completed both his bachelor and master degrees in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University. [2017-2019]
Since arriving in Fort McMurray in 2009 Matthew has pursued his career as a public accountant, and has recently started a local accounting practice. Matthew is passionate about the future of the Fort McMurray area and also serves as a volunteer board member with several organizations including: Oil Sands Rotary Club, Community Futures Wood Buffalo, The Keyano College Foundation, and The Canadian Cancer Society AB/NWT Division. He is also a graduate of the University of Calgary (2006) and a member of the Institute of Charted Accountants of Alberta since 2010. [2017-2019]
Dr. Edwards is President and CEO of Keyano College in Fort McMurray. Her academic career spans three decades, two countries and six institutions. Her education includes a diploma from the Nova Scotia Community College, a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education from St. Mary's University in Halifax, as well as a Doctor of Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Last year she received her Institute of Corporate Director designation from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in conjunction with the University of Alberta.
Tracy's recognitions include being named a YWCA Woman of Distinction, a Distinguished Graduate of the College Leadership Program at University of Texas at Austin, and the recipient of a key to the City of Lethbridge.
Dr. Edwards was privileged to receive a Blackfoot name from the Blood Tribe elder Francis First Charger and was also awarded honourary membership in Local 2003, Métis Nation of Alberta.
In 2005 Tracy received the Alberta Centennial Medal, in 2012 the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration (Alberta Chapter), as well as a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013.
Dr. Edwards currently serves as a Director on the board of Travel Alberta. [2017-2019]
A self-professed business banking nerd, passionate about building communities and organizations, Ben was born in New Zealand to British parents and moved to Canada at an early age. By way of downtown Calgary, Ben eventually made his way to Fort McMurray and now happily calls the Wood Buffalo region home.
As a Senior Relationship Manager with ATB Financial, Ben has found a role that aligns his passions with his professional pursuits. These pursuits are further complimented in his spare time by sitting on the board of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce and his related work on the Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador program.
When not working and volunteering his time, Ben enjoys cycling, reading, movies, travelling, eating, and football (both kinds). In 2016, his love of cycling found him competing in the 2016 Edmonton Velethon. [2016-2018]
I moved to Fort McMurray in 2006, from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I love this place. Many talk about the opportunity as being what brought them here, but I quickly found that the people, the energy, and the “CAN DO” attitude exuding from Fort McMurray is like no other place I’ve lived or visited.
Prior to joining Suncor, in 2012, in Aboriginal Business Development, I worked for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Before moving to Fort McMurray, I worked for an Economic Development Agency in Halifax leading project management and business development initiatives across the globe. I also worked for a private consulting firm as well as a public-policy think tank.
I’ve been an active volunteer here since day one! Currently, I’m on the boards of FuseSocial (Chair) and Community Futures Wood Buffalo (Director). But I’ve also served many roles with Leadership Wood Buffalo, TEDx Fort McMurray, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Wood Buffalo Regional Library, and the Northern Lights Health Foundation.
In addition to post-graduate certificates in Project Management, Change Management, Applied Leadership, Financials, Negotiations, Media/Communications, and Risk Management, I have my Graduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and an undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s University. [2017-2019]
My name is Brad Lucier, and I have lived in Fort McMurray since 2001. I am the father of two of daughters, Colleen and Megan, and also the proud grandfather to two beautiful granddaughters.
I am a member of the Fort McMurray business community as the owner of HVAC Solutions Ltd., the business I opened in 2004. I recognized a need for a local contractor to help building owners and managers reduce their owning and operating costs associated with their HVAC/R equipment, and grew the company to more than 40 employees, although the downturn in the economy and the wildfire of 2016 have reduced our numbers to over 20.
Since making Fort McMurray home, I have contributed both my time and finances to non-profits within the region. I am currently involved with the Rotary Club of Fort McMurray, as a director on the board of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, and as a director of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce. I have also been involved heavily with Educare, the Fort McMurray Ski Patrol, as a coach with the Fort McMurray Competitive Ski Society, and provided financial support to the Northern Lights Health Foundation through the annual Festival of Trees and Spring Fling, Educare, Girls Inc.of Northern Alberta, Big Brothers of Wood Buffalo, the Keyano College Foundation through the annual Keyano Gala, and Hope International.
I believe that I have a lot to offer the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, and look forward to the upcoming challenges. [2017-2019]
Bryan Lutes is the former president of Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation. Bryan is also the past president of the regional chapter of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) an organization that deals with issues around building and land development. Bryan brings his career experience in the construction and development industries to the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce board table. He hold a position on the Land Committee. He is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Fort McMurray and has held an executive position for the past five years, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Bryan is also the past chair of the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and past president of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA), a national organisation that advocates for affordable housing. [2016-2018]
Cameron was born and raised in Fort McMurray and has always considered it his home. In 2013, he completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at MacEwan University in Edmonton with a major in International Business. This program saw him study in Switzerland, Brazil and China; expanding his understanding of the world while also reinforcing his gratefulness for the opportunities in the Wood Buffalo region.
After university Cameron returned to Fort McMurray and began full-time employment at Phoenix Heli-Flight, a local helicopter charter company founded by his family in 1991. He has gained experience in several roles and is now the Director of Safety. He had completed glider and airplane pilot licences through the local Air Cadet squadron and in April 2016 he became a fully-rated commercial helicopter pilot.
Cameron also commits his energy to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, travelling, and maintaining several languages. As a Director Cameron is thankful for the opportunity to work with fellow passionate business professionals to strengthen the economic foundation of the region. [2017-2019]
Katie is a lawyer at Don Scott McMurray Law Office that practices primarily in the areas of criminal law and family law. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has been quite the globetrotter over the years, having been born overseas, completed her undergraduate degree in Newfoundland, and law school in Australia; however, she is not new to Fort McMurray. The first time that she came to Fort McMurray was in the summer 2009 when she came here to work with a local law firm. She is overwhelmed by the opportunities that Fort McMurray has to offer and enjoys running the beautiful trails and is an avid marathon runner. [2016-2018]
The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce hosts several events throughout the year. Click here for pictures of our Business and Community Awards Reception, our Duffet n' Divot Golf Tournament, our monthly Networking Luncheons and our Small Business Week Celebrations.