We are proud to have Korn Ferry, a global executive recruitment firm, as an active partner in managing the Alberta Business Hall of Fame - Southern Alberta Laureate nomination process and Selection Committee.


We are honoured to recognize the members of the Laureate Selection Committee for lending their time and professional credibility to this year's selection process.

Noralee Bradley
Noralee BradleyExecutive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Nutrien
Brian Felesky
Brian FeleskyFounding Partner, Felesky Flynn LLP
Dr. T. Chen Fong
Dr. T. Chen FongCorporate Director & Co-Founder, Calgary Scientific Inc.
Keith MacPhail
Keith MacPhailChair of the Board of Directors, Cenovus
Sue Riddell-Rose
Sue Riddell-RosePresident & Chief Executive Officer, Perpetual Energy Inc.
Nancy Southern
Nancy SouthernPresident & CEO ATCO Company
Guy J. Turcotte
Guy J. TurcottePresident and Chief Executive Officer, Stone Creek Resorts Inc.
Mac Van Wielingen
Mac Van WielingenFounder and Director, ARC Financial Corp.

Ex-Officio Members

Melissa From - President & CEO, JA Southern Alberta

Bob Sutton - Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Marnie Smith - Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Laureate Criteria


  • Excellence Laureates have retired from their full time professional career and are widely recognized for their business accomplishments.

  • Entrepreneurial Laureates demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit in their business and personal lives, or have a record of outstanding entrepreneurial or transformational achievements.

  • Inspiring Leadership Laureates show inspiring leadership and have achieved a high level of respect within the business and public communities by applying experience, insight, and leadership qualities to initiatives that led their organization to new heights.

  • Local Influence The Laureate’s success was achieved in Calgary or Southern Alberta Communities.


  • Service Laureates have made a significant contribution towards the quality of life in Calgary and Southern Alberta, and apply leadership skills to public service.

  • Philanthropy Laureates have shared economic success with the community through philanthropic actions.


  • Role Model Laureates are considered a role model for future generations of entrepreneurs and business leaders, as well as others in business. They demonstrate a history of mentoring and have an exemplary reputation of ethical business practices.

  • Enduring Influence Laureate accomplishments are enduring contributions to the economic development of Calgary or Southern Alberta and to the products, processes, efficiencies, and human relations of business