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Stantec Inc (STN.TO)

STN.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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6 Jul 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Ammerman

68 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gordon Johnston

54 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Theresa Jang

54 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Emree Siaroff

2020 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Valentino DiManno

2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer

Steve Fleck

2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Practice and Project Officer

Paul Alpern

2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Marshall Davert

2020 Chief Innovation Officer

Stuart Lerner

2020 Chief Operating Officer – North America

Catherine Schefer

2020 Chief Operating Officer – Global

Robert Gomes

64 2017 Director

Richard Bradeen

63 2018 Independent Director

Shelley Brown

63 2018 Independent Director

Patricia Galloway

62 2020 Independent Director

Donald Lowry

68 2013 Independent Director

Marie-Lucie Morin

62 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Ammerman

Mr. Douglas Keith Ammerman serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Ammerman was with KPMG for almost 30 years, and, during that time, he served as the national practice partner, as the managing partner of the Orange County office, and as a member of KPMG’s nominating committee for its board of directors. He holds a master’s degree in business taxation from the University of Southern California, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree with an accounting emphasis from California State University at Fullerton. Mr. Ammerman is past president and director emeritus of the Pacific Club and served in the Reagan Administration as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Interior.

Gordon Johnston

Mr. Gordon A. Johnston serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has 30 years of private and public sector experience in the design and project management of infrastructure projects throughout North America and abroad. Mr. Johnston has held increasingly senior roles since joining Stantec in 1990, including serving as the Water business line leader, as executive vice president of the Infrastructure business operating unit, and as an active participant in Stantec’s acquisition sourcing and integration efforts. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in civil engineering from the University of Alberta, and is a registered professional engineer, certified project management professional, and Envision Sustainability Professional. He completed the Leading Professional Services Firms program from the Harvard Business School and the Financial Literacy program for directors and executives at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Theresa Jang

Ms. Theresa B.Y. Jang serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. With more than 25 years of experience, Jang has an extensive background in the areas of finance, corporate governance and people leadership. She has performed and led a wide range of roles including audit, controllership, long-range planning, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. She also brings considerable experience in capital markets, compliance, financial reporting, and enterprise risk management. Jang was previously the CFO of Veresen Inc., a publicly traded energy infrastructure company based in Calgary, Alberta. During her tenure at Veresen, she played a key role in the development and execution of corporate strategy that saw Veresen's enterprise value grow from $3 billion in 2006 to almost $10 billion in 2017. As CFO, she led the raising of over $4 billion through the bank, debt, and equity capital markets to fund Veresen's growth activities. Jang began her career at Ernst & Young, followed by positions at TransCanada Corporation and Veresen Inc. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Bonavista Energy Corporation and will retain that position after joining Stantec. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Emree Siaroff

Valentino DiManno

Mr. Valentino DiManno serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer of the Company. Valentino DiManno was appointed executive vice president in 2013, serving as regional operating unit leader for Canada and business operating unit leader for Energy & Resources before his appointment as chief business officer on January 1, 2016.

Steve Fleck

Mr. Steve M. Fleck serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Practice and Project Officer of the Company. his Stantec career, Fleck has provided key leadership to the organization in the areas of major project financing, procurement, and delivery. After joining Stantec in 2007, he served as vice president of the Company's Program & Project Management practice and progressed into successive leadership roles before being appointed executive vice president of Stantec's Programs & Business Solutions group. He formalized Stantec's company-wide Project Delivery Office, a critical team responsible for streamlining major project governance across all sectors. Additionally, Fleck played a key role in continuing to grow the firm's externally focused Program & Project Management business. Prior to joining Stantec, he was the vice president of Canadian Infrastructure Operations for a globally-recognized engineering and project management company. A recognized industry advocate, Fleck has served on the board of directors for the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) in Canada. A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, he received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, before earning a master of business administration degree from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Paul Alpern

Marshall Davert

Dr. Marshall W. Davert Jr. serves as Chief Innovation Officer of the Company. Dr. Davert joined Stantec through the MWH acquisition in 2016, and has served as executive vice president for Stantec's Water business operating unit since 2017. With 35 years of experience providing strategic direction for the planning, delivery, and operation of water-related infrastructure, Dr. Davert serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Davert has a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from San Diego State University, master's and doctorate degrees in civil engineering from UCLA, and has completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. Dr. Davert is based in Colorado.

Stuart Lerner

Mr. Stuart E. Lerner serves as Chief Operating Officer – North America of the Company. Mr. Lerner joined Stantec in 2007 through the Vollmer acquisition, and has served as executive vice president for Stantec's Infrastructure business operating unit since 2018. He has more than 30 years of experience in transportation infrastructure and transit-oriented development as well as experience in the heavy civil construction industry. Mr. Lerner actively promotes solutions that embrace sustainability, such as building for the future of connected/autonomous vehicles and other game-changing innovations. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University and a master of science degree in civil engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Lerner is based in New York City.

Catherine Schefer

Ms. Catherine Schefer serves as Chief Operating Officer – Global of the Company. Ms. Schefer joined Stantec through the acquisition of MWH in 2016, and has served as executive vice president for Stantec's global region since 2018, having overall responsibility for the performance of all business operations outside of North America. She has over 30 years of experience in design, construction and program management of major infrastructure projects and programs. Ms. Schefer has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Leeds in the UK, is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Ms. Schefer is based in Warrington, England.

Robert Gomes

Mr. Robert J. Gomes serves as Director of the Company. Bob Gomes joined Stantec in 1988 as an urban land project manager. Over 29 years with Stantec, his career became progressively more senior and spanned many of Stantec’s business lines. He held both operational and practice positions. From May 15, 2009, until his retirement on December 31, 2017, Mr. Gomes served as president & CEO of Stantec. He holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Alberta and has served on the board of directors for the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation and a number of non-profit and charitable boards throughout his career.

Richard Bradeen

Mr. Richard C. Bradeen CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Richard Bradeen served as senior vice president of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pension Investments, Corporate Audit Services and Risk Assessment from February 2009 to October 2013 for Bombardier Inc., Montreal, a leading worldwide manufacturer of planes and trains. He started his career at Bombardier in 1997 as vice president of Acquisitions. Before that, Mr. Bradeen served as a partner and a member of the Partnership Board of Directors of Ernst & Young. He joined Ernst & Young in 1978 and over 19 years held increasingly senior roles, including as president of the Corporate Finance group in Toronto.

Shelley Brown

Ms. Shelley Ann Marie Brown serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Shelley Brown has more than 25 years of board experience serving on not-for-profit, association, and for-profit corporate boards, including Deloitte Canada, the Accounting Standards Board Oversight Council, and the University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors. She brings expertise in strategic planning, good governance, finance, and risk management. During her distinguished 40-year career in accounting, Ms. Brown was a partner in two of the world’s largest professional services firms. As chair of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, she played a key role in uniting Canada’s accounting profession, culminating in the creation of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. She is also a recognized leader in diversity and inclusion, having been listed on Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women for four years, earning her a position on the Women’s Executive Network Hall of Fame. In 2018, Ms. Brown was recognized as a Member of the Order of Canada for her professional and community contributions.

Patricia Galloway

Dr. Patricia D. Galloway serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Patricia D. Galloway has served in several executive positions and has over 30 years of experience in corporate risk management. Dr. Galloway is chair of Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc.® (Pegasus-Global), a firm that performs risk management, management consulting services and strategic consulting business services. From July to December 2018, Dr. Galloway served on the board of SCANA Corporation as chair of the Special Litigation Committee. Her service ended with the merger of SCANA and Dominion Energy, Inc. From 2008 to 2018, Dr. Galloway served as chief executive officer of Pegasus-Global. She also served on the U.S. National Science Board from 2006 to 2012. Prior to that, from 1981 to 2008, Dr. Galloway held various positions with The Nielsen-Wurster Group, Inc., including chief executive officer and principal, and president and chief financial officer. Dr. Galloway was the first woman President of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She also serves as an arbitrator on construction and energy litigation cases. Dr. Galloway holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Purdue University, a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Pepperdine law school, Straus Institute, a Ph.D. in Infrastructure Systems Engineering (Civil) from Kochi University of Technology (Japan), and an M.B.A. from the New York Institute of Technology.

Donald Lowry

Mr. Donald James Lowry serves as Independent Director of the Company. Don Lowry retired in March 2013 as president & CEO of EPCOR Utilities Inc. He remains chair of Capital Power Corporation, a publicly traded company formed when EPCOR spun off its generation business in July 2009. In 2011, he was named Alberta Business Person of the Year by Alberta Venture magazine and, in January 2014, was named Alberta Resource Person of the Year for 2014 by the Alberta Chamber of Resources. He also acted as chair of the International Triathlon Union for the grand final events held in Edmonton in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Mr. Lowry was the chair of Canadian Oilsands Limited until February 2016, when the company was acquired. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (honors) and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Manitoba and is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program and the Banff School of Management. Mr. Lowry obtained his Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) in January 2016 from the Rotman School of Business. He has more than 30 years of industry experience in the utilities, telecommunications, and power generation sectors.

Marie-Lucie Morin

Ms. Marie-Lucie Morin serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Marie-Lucie Morin is a member of Canada’s National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA). Previous public service appointments include serving as National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet. She also served as Deputy Minister for International Trade and as Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. During her career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ms. Morin completed assignments in San Francisco, Jakarta, London, and Moscow. Ms. Morin was Ambassador to Norway with concurrent accreditation to Iceland from 1997 to 2001. Ms. Morin served as Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean at the World Bank. A lawyer and graduate of the Université de Sherbrooke, she was awarded the Governor General’s 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal and was named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest military and civil order. Ms. Morin was appointed to the Order of Canada in December 2016.