Corporate Info

Our Team

Governed by an independent board of directors and managed by an entrepreneurial, customer-centric team, Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism’s focus is on creating new wealth for the region, measured as economic impact.


Kevin Weidlich
President & CEO

Gale Williams 
Executive Assistant to the CEO & Board Secretary

Andrea Haley 
Director, Brand, Marketing & Communications

Terri Nielsen
Director, Tourism

Lisa Sweet 
Director, Business & Investment Attraction

Melonie Doucette
Director, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Board of Directors

Gregg Saretsky, Board Chair

Sandy Martin, Vice Chair | Suncor Energy

Dan Fouts, Stony Valley Contracting

Frederick McDonald, Indigenous Artist

Sheldon Germain, Fort McMurray Catholic School District

Justin Herman, Chard Metis

Chris Avery, WestJet

Andrew Boutilier, Suncor Energy

Andy Carter, Bouchier Group

Jon Close, UpCloseTeam

Paul Thorkelsson, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Kristi Hines, Hines Health Services

Wes Holodniuk, Wilson Industries