JINA ABELLS MORISSETTE, DJD BOARD CHAIR
|Jina has over twenty years experience as a legal executive and board member. She started her career as counsel at Husky Energy and then General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at UTS Energy Corporation. She oversaw the team that successfully defended a hostile takeover attempt by Total Energy and eventual corporate sale. Ms. Abells Morissette then was appointed Vice President, Legal & Administration at SilverBirch Energy Corporation where she was pivotal to the en bloc corporate sale to Teck. Most recently she served as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Cavalier Energy Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Paramount Resources. She has experience in governance, human resources and executive compensation.
Ms. Abells Morissette served for ten years on the Board of Theatre Calgary including as Chair of the Board. She also served on the board of Calgary Reads. She has worked extensively in the community and organized many fundraisers. Most recently she participated as one of five individuals in the Rescue in the Rockies which raised over $600,000 for STARS Air Ambulance.
She received the Top 40 Under 40 award from Avenue Magazine’s predecessor publication Calgary Inc. and the Top 40 Under 40 award from Lexpert Magazine a few years later.
Ms. Abells Morissette has a B. Comm from the University of Regina with a major in marketing and an LLB from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta. She Co-Chairs the Membership Committee of the Calgary Chapter of the International Women’s Forum, is the Chair of the Board of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and a member of the Board of Directors for The Calgary Airport Authority.