As Alberta continues to build on steady and sustainable economic recovery, our transportation and supply chain sectors are facing high demand and growing challenges. Leading that charge is the Honourable Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Transportation, and Edmonton’s key leaders in transportation and logistics.
We have an exciting panel discussion focusing on learning more about the unique solutions these leaders have facilitated in an industry with a high demand for growth and diversity. Among the topics being discussed are supply chain struggles and solutions, barriers to trade and import/export, and the role technology and innovation must play in transportation for Canada to meet its emissions reductions goals.
Join our Edmonton business community at the Art Gallery of Alberta on June 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM for networking and interesting dialog on how Edmonton’s leaders in this transportation and supply chain sectors are challenging and overcoming big challenges.
Guests can expect:
A complimentary welcome beverage, followed by a cash bar and appetizers available throughout the evening.
Please confirm your attendance by Friday, May 27 at noon.
Meet our Panelists
Karen Jensen, P.Eng., MBA
Business Development Lead for CN
Karen Jensen got her start in the transportation sector long before she ever decided to be an engineer. Growing up on the family grain farm outside of Westlock, Karen and her sister were expected to help with the harvest the same as her four older brothers. Anything her brothers could do, Karen had to do the same. In fact, Karen was driving the large grain truck to the local grain elevator and back to farm when she was 16 years old. And during that summer, her oldest brother a mechanical engineer himself, suggested Karen might want to think about the profession in engineering, she listened. Karen obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta and went on to work at the TransAlta Sundance & Wabamun power plants as a Project Engineer and an Engineering Consultant. She was the only female engineer at the power plant back in those days. She then spent five years with EPCOR Water and managed business development contracts for the operation of municipal water treatment plants across Alberta. And for the last 15+ years Karen has worked as a Manager of Business Development for Canadian National Railway in Western Canada with a large focus on the Alberta region. This is where she has had the most fun and enjoyment working in the transportation sector.
Today, Karen has more than 30 years of experience in transportation, supply chain logistics, engineering, construction, business management, marketing, and operations across a variety of industries and projects.
Director of Business Development for Complete Shipping Solutions
Mark Evans is a highly skilled logistics specialist who develops and creates global transportation solutions for companies reducing organizational drag, putting profit back onto stakeholders EBIT Line. His career expands the boarders and is inclusive of several top awards and a wide breath of logistics experiences. Mark’s innovation, strong leadership, a team player, and creativity has been critical in being a part of driving three boards and multiple corporations forward. Mark is highly involved in the non- profit world leading one successfully through the Canadian Accreditation Council.
He is a connector of people, connecting them to a community, and a greater cause empowering them to reach their individual and collective potential. Change is powerful and with a keen commitment to balance such endeavors are offset by joy of sky diving, scuba diving and skiing.