|N. Murray Edwards||Harley N. Hotchkiss||Alvin G. Libin||Allan P. Markin||Jeffrey J. McCaig||Clayton H. Riddell||Byron J. Seaman||Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman|
N. Murray Edwards is chairman, director and co-owner of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club. He is also Owner and President of Edco Financial Holdings Ltd. He is a leading investor, managing director, chairman, or vice chairman of several publicly traded companies including Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Ensign Energy Services Inc., and Magellan Aerospace Corporation. Today, these companies employ more than 15,000 people.
Mr. Edwards received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Laws with honors from the University of Toronto.
At the community level, Mr. Edwards is a member of The Council of Champions for the Calgary Children’s Initiatives, a director of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and Banff Centre, and a member of the Canada West Foundation.
The late Harley N. Hotchkiss was born in Tillsonburg, Ontario. He managed his own oil, gas, real estate and agricultural enterprises. After World War II service in the Canadian Merchant Marine, Mr. Hotchkiss graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in geology. He held an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary and an honorary D.S. from Michigan State.
He was a member of several Canadian and American professional societies relating to petroleum and mineral exploration and served on a number of corporate boards. He is a member of the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame and the Calgary Business Hall of Fame. He also received the Haskayne School of Business Distinguished Leader Award and the City of Calgary Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement Award. He is past chairman of both the Foothills Hospital Board and the Board of Trustees of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. Mr. Hotchkiss was an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence.
He was a Director of the Hockey Hall of Fame, NHL Governor for the Calgary Flames and served six, two-year terms as Chairman of the NHL Board of Governors. He was inducted as an Honored Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006.
Alvin G. Libin is a native Calgarian with business interests in real estate, oil and gas and financial services. Mr. Libin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Balmon Investments Ltd., a private management services and investment company. He has a strong commitment to the city of Calgary and has provided leadership in various volunteer positions.
In 2003, Mr. Libin and his wife, Mona, through the Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation, established the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta in partnership with the University of Calgary and the Calgary Health Region. Its mission is to provide world-class cardiovascular health care, education and research for southern Alberta. He is past chairman of the Alberta Ingenuity Fund, a foundation created by the Government of Alberta to stimulate and support science and engineering research for the benefit of Albertans. He also serves as a director of several corporate and community boards.
Mr. Libin is an Officer of the Order of Canada and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary. He was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2004.
Allan P. Markin is Chairman of Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), an oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company. He worked with Amoco Canada, Merland Explorations, and served as president of Poco Petroleum. In 1993, he received a Pinnacle Award of Business Excellence in Alberta, and an Oilweek Producer of the Year Award. He has been distinguished for several years by the Wall Street Journal Gold Awards for Outstanding Achievement–Canadian Oil Producers. The Mayor of the City of Calgary bestowed him with the Citizen of the Year Award in 2004.
Mr. Markin is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a B.S. in chemical engineering. In 1998, he received honorary Doctor of Law degrees from University of Calgary, University of Alberta, and University of Lethbridge. St. Mary’s University College also honored him with a fellowship in 2004.
His philanthropy and personal involvement in the broader community is extensive not only in North America, but also in the U.K. and West Africa.
Jeffrey J. McCaig is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Trimac Transportation group of companies. Trimac is the largest provider of bulk trucking services in North America and also provides complementary logistics services, including transload facility operations, distribution management, and freight brokerage.
In addition to being a director and chairing the Boards of the Trimac group of companies, Jeff is a director of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada. He is also a director and Chairman of Bantrel Company and a director and co-owner of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club.
Jeff is a member of several Canadian and American industry associations relating to the trucking industry and currently serves as Chairman of the National Tank Truck Carriers Association in Washington, DC.
He obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts; his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto; and his Master of Science in Management degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Clayton H. Riddell was introduced as a new member of the Calgary Flames ownership group in August 2003. He has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Resources Ltd., a publicly traded oil and gas company since 1978. He is also Chairman of the Board for Paramount Energy Trust, Trilogy Energy Trust, and Newalta Income Trust in addition to Chief Executive Officer of MGM Energy Corporation. Mr. Riddell is past president of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and past chair of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
He graduated with honors from the University of Manitoba with a B.S. in geology. He also received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from his alma mater.
Mr. Riddell is associated with several other profit and non-profit organizations and has been a resident of Calgary for many years.
Byron J. Seaman was born in Rouleau, Saskatchewan. Mr. Seaman has over 50 years experience in various positions in the oil, gas and resource industries on a world-wide basis. He served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bow Valley Resource Services Ltd. (subsequently Bovar Inc.) from 1976 to 1987, then as Chairman until 1990. He is a Director Emeritus of Provident Energy Trust and on the Board of Directors of Rider Resources Ltd.
He received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, and in 1945, he spent one year as an instructor there. In 1992, the university bestowed him an honorary Doctor of Science degree.
Mr. Seaman served as a liaison for Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments in providing management assistance to developing countries, and was a member of the Premier’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology in Alberta from 1990-92. Involved with numerous political, charitable and community organizations, he received a special award in 1987 from the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta in recognition of his outstanding contribution to society. In 1991, he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Industry Hall of Fame, and was a recipient of the Governor General’s Medal later in 1993. On June 1, 2007, he was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame together with his brother D.K., and Harley Hotchkiss, as builders who brought the Flames from Atlanta.
The late Daryl K.(Doc)Seaman was also born in Rouleau, Saskatchewan. Mr. Seaman passed away at the age of 86 on January 11, 2009. At the time Mr. Seaman was Chairman and President of Dox Investments Inc. He was a director of a number of public companies, and an active supporter of several local charities and community projects.
He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. He received two honourary Doctor of Laws degrees from U of S and University of Calgary. He also received the Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellowship Award, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Mr. Seaman served as a RCAF World War II pilot for five years with extensive tours in England, North Africa, Sicily, and Italy.
Some of his other achievements include a Governor General’s appointment to the Royal Commission on Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, 1982-1985. He was awarded the Association of Professional Engineers Frank Spragins Award and the McGill University Management Achievement Award. In 1987, he was made a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta. He was also inducted into the Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Industry Hall of Fame in 1989.
In 1994, he sponsored the D.K. Seaman Chair in Technical and Professional Communication at U of S. In 1997, he was inducted into the Canadian Oilmen’s Hall of Fame. In 2001, he was made an honorary regent of the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame and received the Humanitarian Award. In 2004, he was inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame.
Besides the Flames, Mr. Seaman’s hockey experience includes; Notre Dame Hounds, Wilcox, Moose Jaw Canucks, and he was an original Governor, Hockey Canada Foundation. He was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame together with his brother B.J., and Harley Hotchkiss.