This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Business Person of the Year award. As part of the celebrations we’re catching up with past recipients. We will remind you of what they were doing then, and bring you up to speed on the intervening years. This month, we are featuring those winners from 2011-2015: Nancy Southern, Gregg Saretsky, Diane Brickner, Dave Mowat and Paul Douglas. The year will culminate with a gala event, at the BMO Centre in Calgary on November 30, at which past winners will be honoured and this year’s winner, Enbridge CEO Al Monaco, will be recognized. Visit AlbertaVenture.com/events to purchase your tickets.

Twenty Years and Counting

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Paul Douglas
Business Person of the Year 2015

CEO, PCL Construction

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Dave Mowatt
Business Person of the Year 2014

CEO, ATB Financial

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Diane Brickner
Business Person of the Year 2013

CEO, Peace Hills Insurance

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Gregg Saretsky
Business Person of the Year 2012

CEO, WestJet

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Nancy Southern
Business Person of the Year 2011

CEO, Atco Group

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Don Lowry
Business Person of the Year 2010

CEO, Epcor

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Larry Pollock
Business Person of the Year 2009

CEO, Canadian Western Bank

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Brett Wilson
Business Person of the Year 2008

CEO, First Energy Capital

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James Kinnear
Business Person of the Year 2007

CEO, Pengrowth Energy Trust

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Ross Grieve
Business Person of the Year 2006

CEO, PCL Construction

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Charlie Fischer
Business Person of the Year 2005

President and CEO of Nexen

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Sam Shaw
Business Person of the Year 2004

President, NAIT

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Bill Comrie
Business Person of the Year 2003

Founder and CEO, the Brick

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John Forzani
Business Person of the Year 2002

Chairman and CEO of The Forzani Group Ltd.

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Rick George
Business Person of the Year 2001

CEO, Suncor

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Harry Buddle
Business Person of the Year 2000

CEO of Capital City Savings (now Servus Credit Union)

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Clive Beddoe
Business Person of the Year 1999

Founder and chairman of WestJet Ltd.

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Martin Lambert
Business Person of the Year 1998

CEO of Bennett Jones

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Ron Triffo
Business Person of the Year 1997

President and CEO of Edmonton-based Stanley Technology Group (now Stantec)