Experts on energy and environmental policy

The Pembina Institute is made up of engineers, scientists, analysts, MBAs and communication professionals working throughout B.C., Alberta and Ontario. 

Many of our experts are available for speaking engagements.

Speaking energy for 30 years

Ed Whittingham, Pembina Executive Director

Book us for your next event

The Pembina Institute can provide keynote speakers for events or experts for small format presentations to corporate groups, associations, government or the public. From our broadly knowledgeable and entertaining executive director, Ed Whittingham, to experts in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change, oilsands, liquified natural gas and transportation, we have speakers that inspire and educate with amazing insights and data.

Rates for senior staff are generally $2,000 to $2,500 plus expenses. We offer special rates for not-for-profits.

To book a speaker, email Lynne Whenham or call her at 604-874-8558 x226.

Our Staff

Andrew AzizCommunications Director
Andrew ReadSenior Analyst
Ashley BodiguelInformation Systems Administrator
Binnu JeyakumarProgram Director, Electricity
Dave LovekinSenior Analyst
Desiree DuigouOffice Manager & Executive Assistant
Dianne ZimmermanProgram Director, Transportation & Urban Solutions
Duncan KenyonProgram Director, Responsible Fossil Fuels
Ed WhittinghamExecutive Director
Eli AngenRegional Director, Ontario
Erin FlanaganProgram Director, Federal Policy
Holly ThomsonDigital Communications Specialist
Jason SwitzerSenior Advisor to the Executive Director
Josha MacNabRegional Director, British Columbia
Julia-Maria BeckerSenior Analyst
Karen Tam WuProgram Director, Buildings & Urban Solutions
Kelly O'ConnorCommunications Lead
Lee ToddAnalyst
Louise GilmourInformation Systems Manager
Lynne WhenhamOffice Administrator, Executive Assistant for ED
Maria LamasDirector, Finance and Administration
Nikki WayAnalyst
Nina LothianSenior Advisor
Nithya VijayakumarSenior Advisor (on leave)
Olga YasynskaAccounts Payable Administrator
Paul MoranStrategic Partnerships Coordinator
Penelope CometteProgram Director
Roberta FranchukSenior Technical Editor
Sabrina GroblerAssociate Director, Strategic Partnerships
Sara Hastings-SimonProgram Director, Clean Economy
Simon DyerRegional Director, Alberta
Stephen BujasStrategic Partnerships Manager
Stephen HuiCommunications Lead
Steven CretneySenior Communications and Design Lead
Susanne FrauchigerSenior Accountant
Suzy ThompsonCommunications Lead
Trish LongDirector, Strategic Partnerships

Board of Directors

The Pembina Institute's Board of Directors provides governance, support and operational strategic direction for the organization. The board meets regularly throughout the year.

Our board comprises experienced and insightful professionals who bring to the table diverse perspectives on environmental priorities, business administration, and societal responsibility. Board members serve as volunteers.

David Runnalls
David Armour
Past President
Carber Goodlet
John Stone
Wanda Hellevang
Ken Ogilvie
Dan Balaban
Nancy Olewiler
Leonard Schein


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