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Alberta's industrial heartland association

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association
Suite 300, 9940 99 Avenue
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada 
T8L 4G8

Phone: 780-998-7453

Executive Director: Mark Plamondon

Director, Business Development

Director, External Relations: David MacLean

Director, Communications: Karlee Conway

Meet our investment team


Executive Director

Mark Plamondon is a seasoned business executive with over 22 years of experience and expertise regarding the management, operation, optimization and financial analysis of mineral processing operations. Mark possesses an engineering degree from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the University of Alberta.  As Executive Director of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association, Mark leads the organization’s business development strategy and works with his team to build and enhance relationships with investors, governments, and other stakeholders across the globe.


Director of Business Development

Chris Malayney is currently the Director of Business Development at Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association. Chris has a background in economics and finance – previously working in roles related to market fundamentals, project economics and regulation. Chris possess a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Alberta and holds the designation of Energy Risk Professional (ERP) from the Global Association of Risk Professionals..


Business Development & Feedstock Strategist

Jihad Traya has over 20 years of progressive energy markets experience in a wide range of functions including planning, fundamentals analysis, trading, risk management and consultancy. He carries a wealth of short- and long-term forecasting experience in the oil, refined products, natural gas, NGL and LNG sectors. He has undertaken numerous blue-chip client advisory engagements that have covered a wide range of strategic development matters across North America and select worldwide countries.


Manager, Business Development – Sustainability

Christina Kehrig is the Business Development Officer at Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in economic development across all three levels of government, and is passionate about helping companies invest and grow in Alberta.  Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Alberta


Manager, Business Development – Infrastructure & Diversification

Sarah Styles is a Business Development officer at Alberta Industrial Heartland Association, helping shape and implement AIHA’s ongoing analysis of reginal/provincial/national infrastructure and AIHA’s investment attraction activities. Prior to joining AIHA, Sarah had worked in various industries including petrochemical, energy and railway sectors. Sarah obtained her Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Alberta, where she completed her research on an asphalt upgrading project.s.