New Executive Director takes on challenge for Alberta's air

    EDMONTON, Nov. 28 /CNW/ - The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is
pleased to announce the appointment of Kerra Chomlak as Executive Director.
    Chomlak's career in air quality started over ten years ago in the air
section at Alberta Environment, followed by seven years at CASA. As Senior
Project Manager, she managed many complex air quality projects, including
confined feeding operations, renewable energy and the electricity framework,
among others. Chomlak was a recipient, with the Multi-Stakeholder Group on
Particulate Matter (PM) and Ozone, of a Premier's Award of Excellence in 2001
for her role in developing a plan to prevent smog formation in Alberta.
    "Kerra brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in multi-stakeholder
engagement to the CASA table," said Peter Watson, CASA president (government
sector) from Alberta Environment.
    Martha Kostuch, CASA vice-president (NGO sector) and member of the
Prairie Acid Rain Coalition, added, "Her fair and open communication style
enables all three sectors to participate equally and effectively in CASA."
    CASA vice-president (industry sector), Dave Byler of Suncor Energy, said,
"Energetic leadership will be a tremendous asset as CASA undertakes its
biggest challenge yet: developing a new Clean Air Strategy for Alberta."
    Chomlak resides in Edmonton with her husband, Zane, and two young sons.

    The Clean Air Strategic Alliance is a non-profit multi-stakeholder
partnership of government, industry, and non-government organizations which
recommends strategies to assess and improve air quality in Alberta. CASA was
created in 1994 as an innovative way to manage air quality issues in Alberta.
More information on CASA is available at

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For further information: Media enquiries may be directed to: Sharon
Hawrelak, Communications Manager, Clean Air Strategic Alliance, Direct line
(780) 644-5203, Cellular (780) 720-4668,

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