The Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA)

The Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA)

June 20, 2012 11:19 ET

New Officers Appointed to Wood Buffalo Environmental Association Governance Committee

FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 20, 2012) - A new President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and Director were voted on to the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) Governance Committee at the Association's 119th Annual General Meeting last week.

Diane Phillips, Syncrude Canada Ltd., was appointed President of the Association, Nick Veriotes, Total E&P Canada Ltd., was appointed Vice President and Marc Huot, Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development, was appointed Secretary/Treasurer. The Governance Committee also welcomed Angela Pohl, Suncor Energy, as a Director on the committee.

WBEA Executive Director, Dr. Kevin Percy, is excited about the new make-up of the Governance Committee.

Dr. Percy said, "I am pleased to welcome Diane, Nick, Marc and Angela to the Governance Committee. Each member brings his or her own perspective, expertise and experience to the table. It's this diversity that will carry us forward and make us stronger as we continue to be a fact-based and credible authority on air quality and the environment in our communities and Region.

The staff, Members and Governance Committee of WBEA recognize and sincerely thank Ann Dort - McLean for her nearly 20 years of dedicated service as WBEA President, and Kevin Scoble for his term as WBEA Vice President. Ann will continue to serve on WBEA's General Membership as a representative of the Fort McMurray Environmental Association, and Kevin will continue to represent the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

WBEA also unanimously welcomed Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. as its newest member at last week's meeting. Sunshine Oilsands is a Calgary based company focused on the development of its significant holdings of oil sands leases in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region.

Dr. Percy stated, "More than ever, WBEA is committed to undertaking solid scientific environmental work in the RMWB; and I look forward working with our newest Governance Committee members, and our newest General Member, to fulfill that commitment."

The Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) is an independent, community based, not -for-profit organization that monitors the air in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is done through a variety of air, land and human monitoring programs. The air quality information collected is openly shared with stakeholders and the public.

For more information please visit www.wbea.org.

Backgrounder:

The Governance Committee is made up of seven representatives from WBEA's larger General Membership:

Diane Phillips, Syncrude Canada Ltd. - WBEA President

Nick Veriotes, Total E&P Canada Ltd. - Vice President

Marc Huot, Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development - Secretary/Treasurer

Daniel Stuckless, Fort McKay Sustainability Department - WBEA Director

Lance Miller, Devon - WBEA Director

Michael Aiton, Alberta Environment - WBEA Director

Angela Pohl, Suncor Energy - WBEA Director

With the addition of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd., WBEA is made up of 28 member organizations:

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