About Us

The Canadian Energy Centre’s mandate is to promote Canada as the supplier of choice for the world’s growing demand for responsibly produced energy. It is an independent provincial corporation that is primarily supported by the Government of Alberta’s industry-funded Technology, Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund.


Tom Olsen, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mark Milke, Executive Director, Research

Mike Simpson, Executive Director of Operations


Joanne Birce, Office Administrator/Executive Assistant to the CEO

Lennie Kaplan, Chief Research Analyst

Ven Venkatachalam, Senior Research Analyst

Steve Rennick, Campaign Advocacy Lead

Grady Semmens, Director of Content and External Relations

Deborah Jaremko, Director of Content and Website Management

Gregory John, Indigenous Content Producer

Shawn Logan, Senior Content Producer