Lauren A. Nickel, ICD.D, Secretary
Lauren has had a successful career as a senior executive and director in both the business and public sectors. She has had leadership roles with responsibility for business strategy, policy development, stakeholder relations and corporate governance, as well as human resource development and currently consults and finances corporate entities. Lauren has worked as a professional urban designer, taught in the Master of Environmental Design program at the University of Calgary, was elected member of her professional association in Alberta and was appointed as a national member of a board formed through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to enhance economic partnerships with China, and served with the head of mission for the Government of Canada overseas during the International Expo 2000 held in Germany. Lauren also was Senior Vice President and Director of a publicly-traded technology company in Vancouver, Photon Control Inc. In addition to serving as a director for numerous commercial companies, Lauren has served on non-profit and charitable boards including the Calgary Region Arts Foundation, the Calgary Heritage Advisory Board, the LEAF Endowment, and most recently, IMPACT BC. Lauren currently sits on the boards of Archer Cleantech and FrontFundr.
Lauren has a B.A. (Math) from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Environmental Design (Arch) from the University of Calgary.