Mel E. Benson
Mel E. Benson is president of Mel E. Benson Management Services Inc. aninternational consulting firm working in various countries with a focuson negotiations.
He is also part owner of Tenax Energy Inc and KanatexEnergy Inc.
Mr. Benson has been a director of Suncor Energy since 2000,serving on the compensation committee and chairing the environment,health and safety committee.
He has also served on the audit committee.
r. Benson retired from Exxon International
and Imperial Oil Canada in2000 after a long career as operations manager and senior member ofproject management based in Houston, Texas.
Earlier in his career, Mr.Benson worked for a federal government secretary of state, and as aninstructor of Native studies at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton.
Mr.Benson is an active member of several charitable organizations.
He is apast director of STARS, and past chairman of the Pembina ProducersAssociation.
He was recently appointed by Alberta's education ministerto the board of governors of NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute ofTechnology).
was also appointed, through a cabinet Order-In-Council,to an advisory board on economic development.
is a directorof Hull Family Services.
received the 2003 National AboriginalAchievement Award for Business, and has been honoured with many othercommunity awards.
Mr. Benson joined the board of directors in 2007.