Chaz Osburn, Director, Government & Stakeholder relations, JWN
Chaz Osburn is director, Government & Stakeholder relations for JWN. Based in Edmonton, Osburn joined the company in 2007 and has served in a variety of roles for the company, including managing editor, associate publisher, interim publisher, and director of content. Osburn is the former national editor of Automotive News, a trade publication for the North American automotive industry, and has extensive magazine and daily newspaper experience in the U.S. and Canada. He is a native of Detroit and a dual Canadian-U.S. citizen. He is a member of the board of directors of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association and enjoys a variety of sports, including running, skiing and golfing.
Joseph Caouette, Editor, Alberta Construction Magazine, JWN
Joseph Caouette is editor of Alberta Construction Magazine. He joined JWN in 2005 as a proofreader and has worked in a variety of editorial roles on the company’s many publications, including Oilweek and Oilsands Review.
Darryl Stonehouse, Editor, Oilweek & Intelligence Products, JWN
Darrell Stonehouse, editor of Oilweek and Intelligence Publications, joined the joined JWN in 1998 as editor of the Oil & Gas Inquirer, Oil & Gas Quarterly, and Alberta Construction Magazine. In 2004, he was appointed managing editor of all JWN magazines. In 2006, he left the company to operate his own communications business focused on custom publishing products. He rejoined the company in 2011. Prior to joining JWN, Darrell was editor of Alberta Beef Magazine. His work has also appeared in a variety of publications, including Financial Post Magazine, Alberta Report, and a variety of agricultural publications.
Scott MacPherson , Dean of the School of Construction at SAIT Polytechnic
Scott MacPherson is Dean of the School of Construction at SAIT Polytechnic. As Dean, he leads one of the polytechnic’s largest and most diverse schools, which provides construction-related training to more than 7,800 full-time and part-time students a year. Scott first joined SAIT in 2007 as the School of Construction’s Manager of Business Operations before being named Associate Dean for Technology programs in 2010 and then Dean in 2012.
Prior to his involvement with SAIT, he enjoyed a diverse, decade-long career in the private sector, primarily in the energy and construction sectors, where his responsibilities ranged from change management to business strategy. Scott has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Masters of Business Administration and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Education.
Kerry Ferguson, Acting Dean, School of Trades and Heavy Industrial, Keyano College
Kerry Ferguson is the acting Dean at Keyano College’s School of Trades and Heavy Industrial. Ferguson has served the College in a variety of roles for 30 years, ranging from purchasing to capital development fundraising. Since 2008 Kerry has been the member of the School of Trades and Heavy Industrial, most recently as the Operations Manager. Kerry assumed the role of Acting Dean in April 2016, and oversees several apprenticeships, Power Engineering, and heavy equipment and industrial operations programming. In her role, she works closely with industry and other business stakeholders to ensure Keyano College is producing graduates with the necessary skills and training to meet the demands of the region. Kerry has also been instrumental in the Skills Canada Alberta Regional Event in Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo for half a decade.