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About the AER

Our executive leadership team is accountable for day-to-day operations and oversees the AER’s divisions and branches.   

Jim Ellis

Jim Ellis

President and Chief Executive Officer

In June 2013, Jim Ellis became the president and chief executive officer of the AER.

Mr. Ellis has more than 30 years of experience in the public sector, including seven years with the Government of Alberta. Mr. Ellis was appointed deputy minister of Environment in 2008 and held that position until 2011 when he was named deputy minister of Energy.

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Carol Crowfoot

Carol Crowfoot

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Regulatory Division

Carol Crowfoot has been monitoring energy markets since 1981 and has been with the AER since 2007. Ms. Crowfoot is the AER’s executive vice president of the Strategy and Regulatory Division and its chief economist. She is responsible for leading the organization to the successful execution of its strategy, ensuring organization standards are developed and followed when designing risked-based regulatory requirements and delivering energy information, independent analysis, and supply-and-demand forecasts for Alberta commodities to all stakeholders. 

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Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Executive Vice President, Operations Division

Mark Taylor has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is executive vice president of the Operations Division at the AER. Previously, Mr. Taylor was senior vice president of Climate Policy Assurance/Closure & Liability.

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Charlene Graham

Charlene Graham

Executive Vice President, Law Branch, and AER Counsel General

In September 2018, Charlene Graham became the executive vice president of the Law Branch and general counsel of the AER. Ms. Graham has over 20 years of experience in environmental regulatory law. At the AER, she leads the Law Branch, which is responsible for providing legal and strategic advice to the entire organization.

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Rick Brown

Rick Brown

Executive Vice President, Corporate Services Division

Rick Brown brings tremendous leadership experience to the AER with more than 28 years as an officer in the Canadian Forces serving with Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians). Following his military career, Mr. Brown served for six years with Alberta Emergency Management, with his final role as executive director for Alberta's emergency management organization.

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Stacey Schorr

Stacey Schorr

Executive Vice President, Stakeholder and Government Engagement Division

In July 2018, Stacey Schorr joined the AER as the executive vice president of the Stakeholder and Government Engagement Division. Ms. Schorr has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector with a background in energy and environmental policy, oil and gas development, and stakeholder relations. At the AER she oversees government engagement, indigenous and stakeholder engagement, and communications and international relations.

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