Edie Thome is AME’s new president and CEO, effective June 19, 2017. Edie brings a wealth of experience in government relations, permitting and public affairs, as well as working with stakeholders, First Nations, elected officials and landowners on projects in the resource sector.
Edie comes to AME from BC Hydro where, most recently, she was director – environment, permitting and compliance, Aboriginal relations and public affairs, responsible for the Site C Clean Energy Project. Through her work, she is familiar with advocacy efforts at both the provincial and federal levels. In addition, having served as chair of the Board of the Canadian Hydropower Association for over three years, she understands how to advance the interests of an industry association.
“I am thrilled to be joining AME’s team of staff and volunteers, and to build on the incredible legacy left by Gavin Dirom,” says Thome. “I am impressed by the high level of participation in AME’s committees and Board, and the support for Roundup and associated events, and believe this is a real strength for the Association. My goal is to meet with as many of you as possible to gain a full understanding of what is of greatest importance to our advocacy efforts. As AME will be developing a new strategic plan later this year, I urge each of you to reflect on the key areas of interest to the industry and to contact me or a Board member to provide your advice and input.”