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Allen Fore, Vice President, Public Affairs for Kinder Morgan, Inc., has more than 25 years of experience in law, government and public affairs at the local, state, and national levels.
At Kinder Morgan, Mr. Fore manages corporate public affairs, government relations, and community relations activities for existing company assets and major expansion projects throughout the United States.
Before joining Kinder Morgan, Mr. Fore was a Senior Vice President at Fleishman-Hillard, an international communications company. Mr. Fore has served in the Bush Administration and was an Assistant Attorney General of Illinois and general counsel to the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Mr. Fore was also Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party and has managed and advised numerous political campaigns throughout Illinois.
Mr. Fore served as a Judge Advocate General in the Illinois Army National Guard and US Army Reserve, honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. Mr. Fore was also elected and served as an alderman on the Belvidere, IL City Council.
Mr. Fore has been active with numerous community and civic organizations, including Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Big Brother/Big Sister, Boy Scouts of America, and Presbyterian Church USA.
Mr. Fore has served as president of the national Board of Trustees of the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation and is a member of the Valparaiso University School of Law National Council. Mr. Fore gave the Commencement Address to the 2013 graduating class of Valparaiso University School of Law.
Mr. Fore was a Ronald W. Reagan Scholar and earned his B.A. degree at Eureka College. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University.
Matthew Whitehead is a member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN). His fluency in Cree and deep understanding of Indigenous Knowledge is derived from his traditional hunter-gatherer upbringing. His formal western education includes a Master’s degree in Environment and Management which gives him the unique ability to “walk” in both the western and Aboriginal worlds. His first job in the environmental field was as a National Park Warden in Wood Buffalo National Park in 1988. From 2008 - 2013, he worked as the Traditional Knowledge Coordinator for MCFN‘s Government and Industry Relations (GIR) department where he helped develop, conceptualize, and project manage numerous IK studies and projects including the implementation of MCFN’s Community Based Monitoring program. Additionally, he is a former co-chair of the Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) Traditional Knowledge Working Group.. His research stresses that the maintenance and preservation of Aboriginal identity, culture, lifestyle, and livelihood is predicated on a healthy environment. In May 2016, he was one of Seven Experts selected from approximately 50 potential candidates from across Canada to provide general guidance on the consideration and integration of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) for the federal environmental assessment (EA) process.
Mary Lou Tanner is one of the strongest planning directors in Ontario. Mary Lou is currently the Director of Planning and Building for the City of Burlington, whose vision is to Grow Bold. Burlington is one of the first cities in the GTA to be growing solely through intensification, infill, and redevelopment. Mary Lou speaks passionately for city building: Build up, build smart, build beautiful.
Michelle Dwyer is an advocate for public engagement, believing that better decisions are made when municipalities collaborate with residents, businesses, and stakeholders. Michelle is currently the Corporate Public Engagement Lead for the City of Burlington. Michelle most recently was responsible for leading the 2015 – 2040 strategic plan exercise, where citizen involvement played a key role, in 2014 she lead a team to create the Engagement Charter Action Plan.
Allan has deep interest and considerable experience in heritage conservation issues, having been responsible for numerous projects within Ottawa’s Parliamentary Precinct. His professional work routinely involves highly regulated environments, such as National Historic Sites and properties protected by provincial heritage legislation.
He is currently the President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and has been involved in lobbying governments on issues related to the practice of architecture and its impact on quality of life. In 2015 he represented the RAIC as part of a coalition of civil society organizations opposed to the location of a commemoration to victims of communism in Ottawa; more recently, he facilitated the establishment of an RIAC Task Force consisting of Indigenous Canadian architects, whose mandate is to advocate for investing in cultural value and improved local agency in First Nations with respect to the built environment.
Karim Mamdani is President and CEO of Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), a public specialty hospital that provides specialized assessment and treatment services for people living with complex mental illness.
Mr. Mamdani's areas of focus include labour relations, employee engagement, financial and operational management, land and building development, collective bargaining, funding systems and strategy development and execution. His system contributions include leadership on a number of Boards and Committees, The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Board of Directors and Finance Committee, Chair of the Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) Board, and member of the RGP Toronto Board.
Mr. Mamdani holds an MBA from McMaster University and is a CPA Certified Management Accountant.