Calgary

Amanda Hamilton

Tenacious, vibrant and bold; Amanda Hamilton and her eponymous studio offer more than just Interior Design services. As an accomplished creative entrepreneur with an adventurous spirt, Amanda continuously strives to carve out an aspirational and unorthodox path in the industry, making her one of Canada’s most influential cultural personalities.

Linda Southern-Heathcott

Linda Southern-Heathcott is President and CEO of Spruce Meadows, the sprawling equestrian facility in Calgary’s deep south.

Alex Putici

Alex Putici (putici.com) is an entrepreneur and community builder. He is the founder of Alberta’s largest coworking community called Work Nicer, with offices in Calgary and Edmonton. He has an impressive track record of starting a number of different companies and also spends his time to make the Calgary community a better place. Alex is the founder of 100 Men Who Give A Damn in Calgary, GenYYC, and the Calgary Coworking Alliance. He is also a proud mentor with ATB X and Startup Calgary.

Ryan Gill

Ryan Gill is one of the city’s best-known entrepreneurs. He is CEO and Co-founder of Communo, a vetted network of marketing professionals. He’s also President and Partner of Cult Collective, an agency specializing in marketing and branding.

Anthony Giuffre

Anthony Giuffre is founder and CEO of Avenue Living Asset Management which has assets of more than $1 billion including more than 8000 residential rental units across Western Canada.

Filomena May

Filomena May has her own branch of Raymond James Ltd. in Calgary and her company is named Filo Financial Solutions.

Jim Button

Jim Button is co-founder of Village Brewery, a strategist with Evans Hunt and a member of the board of directors of Beer Canada. Jim has been on a sabbatical for a year while he deals with terminal cancer.

Jennifer Carlson

Jennifer Carlson is founder and president of Thirsty Naturals. She’s also co-founder of Baby Gourmet and Chair of Innovation and New Ventures at SAIT.

PJ L’Heureux

PJ L’Heureux is a well-known Calgary businessman who owns and operates several bars and restaurants in the city including CRAFT Beer MarketTrolley 5St. James CornerHome & Away and Rodney’s Oyster House.

Nicola Kozmyk

Nicola Kozmyk Jones is the owner and executive director of Pure Motion Dance Company, a company she started in 2008 at the age of 21 that quickly grew into one of Calgary’s largest and most successful commercial dance companies. Pure Motion provides Nicola with the opportunity to work with some of Calgary’s top dance professionals and share her love of dance with young children.

She has a bachelors degree in sport and recreation management from Mount Royal University. She is an MRU Distinguished Alumna, winning the university’s prestigious Horizon Award which is presented annually to a recent graduate for outstanding achievement early in their career.Both Nicola and Pure Motion have been nominated for and have won a number of awards including the Calgary Chamber of Commerce’s Customer Service Award in 2017.

In addition to Pure Motion Dance company, Nicola works as a business coach helping dance industry professionals throughout North America achieve their full business potential. Nicola’s personal motto, which she shares with everyone she meets, is “You are PURE potential”.