N. Murray Edwards is chairman, director and co-owner of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club. He is also Owner and President of Edco Financial Holdings Ltd. He is a leading investor, managing director, chairman, or vice chairman of several publicly traded companies including Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Ensign Energy Services Inc., and Magellan Aerospace Corporation. Today, these companies employ more than 15,000 people.
Mr. Edwards received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Laws with honors from the University of Toronto.
At the community level, Mr. Edwards is a member of The Council of Champions for the Calgary Children’s Initiatives, a director of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and Banff Centre, and a member of the Canada West Foundation.
Alvin G. Libin is a native Calgarian with business interests in real estate, oil and gas and financial services. Mr. Libin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Balmon Investments Ltd., a private management services and investment company. He has a strong commitment to the city of Calgary and has provided leadership in various volunteer positions.
In 2003, Mr. Libin and his wife, Mona, through the Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation, established the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta in partnership with the University of Calgary and the Calgary Health Region. Its mission is to provide world-class cardiovascular health care, education and research for southern Alberta. He is past chairman of the Alberta Ingenuity Fund, a foundation created by the Government of Alberta to stimulate and support science and engineering research for the benefit of Albertans. He also serves as a director of several corporate and community boards.
Mr. Libin is an Officer of the Order of Canada and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary. He was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2004.
Allan P. Markin is Chairman of Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), an oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company. He worked with Amoco Canada, Merland Explorations, and served as president of Poco Petroleum. In 1993, he received a Pinnacle Award of Business Excellence in Alberta, and an Oilweek Producer of the Year Award. He has been distinguished for several years by the Wall Street Journal Gold Awards for Outstanding Achievement–Canadian Oil Producers. The Mayor of the City of Calgary bestowed him with the Citizen of the Year Award in 2004.
Mr. Markin is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a B.S. in chemical engineering. In 1998, he received honorary Doctor of Law degrees from University of Calgary, University of Alberta, and University of Lethbridge. St. Mary’s University College also honored him with a fellowship in 2004.
His philanthropy and personal involvement in the broader community is extensive not only in North America, but also in the U.K. and West Africa.
Jeffrey J. McCaig is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Trimac Transportation group of companies. Trimac is the largest provider of bulk trucking services in North America and also provides complementary logistics services, including transload facility operations, distribution management, and freight brokerage.
In addition to being a director and chairing the Boards of the Trimac group of companies, Jeff is a director of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada. He is also a director and Chairman of Bantrel Company and a director and co-owner of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club.
Jeff is a member of several Canadian and American industry associations relating to the trucking industry and currently serves as Chairman of the National Tank Truck Carriers Association in Washington, DC.
He obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts; his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto; and his Master of Science in Management degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.