• Staff:

  • Executive Director

    Julie Geldart

    Julie is no stranger to the Executive Director roll having served in this role with other associations for nearly a decade . She brings with her 20+ years of experience in various administration, sales and customers roles working both in the not for profit and for profit sector. She has close ties to Beamont, spending the last 18 years in and around the community.

    Julie resides in Leduc County with her two daughters and husband and can be reached at 780-850-8492 or info@beaumontchamber.ca to assist you with all your chamber needs.

  • Board of Directors:

  • President President

    Kathryn Hotte

    Kathryn, President & Chief Learning Office, Hotte Consulting, brings with her 30+ years of experience in sales and corporate executive management as well as developing and facilitating training programs in over 16 countries. Kathryn has received many accolades over the years, including national and international awards for sales achievement, Economic Development of Alberta awards for RABC Business Incubator and Raising the Roof in Rural Alberta, Women of Influence Award in the Business & Professional Category and, most notably, a Training Excellence award from the Canadian Society for Training & Development. She was formerly the President of the Durham Ontario Home & Small Business Association in Ontario and received a Business of the Year Award through that association. Kathryn is the President & Chief Learning Officer for her company Hotte Consulting Inc. as well she served as the Small Business Advisor for the Rural Alberta Business Centre in Cold Lake. 

  • Vice President Vice President

    VACANT

  • Past President Past President

    Curtis Haley

    Curtis has over 15 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, holding leadership positions in both retail and business banking. He's currently the Director of The ATB Financial Entrepreneur Centre.
    Throughout his career, Curtis has been involved with various Chamber of Commerce boards include Chair of the Grand Falls (NB) chamber for over 3 years. Curtis is originally from Eastern Canada and fully bilingual. Curtis and his family are proud residents of Beaumont since 2015.

  • Policy Chair Policy Chair

    Ron Hanchurak

    Owner of RPH Consulting Services, Ron is an industry guru that inspires mobile solutions, with has more than 45 years in the communications industry. Ron led the transition from the Beaumont Business Association to the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, as the First Beaumont Chamber of Commerce President. 

     

  • Treasurer Treasurer

    Dale Heffren

    Dale has been a resident of Beaumont for over 18 years. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, with Eagle Eye Accounting Solutions and has been practicing in Beaumont for over 5 years. He has over 20 years of experience as an executive, business owner and entrepreneur and has held positions of CFO and COO for various companies. Being a business owner and entrepreneur, he enjoys workings with clients and sharing his experience and knowledge as he develops business plans and tax strategies for businesses and individuals. He has also been a member of various boards and committees and continually looks for ways to be involved in the community and support local organizations.

  • Director of Events Director of Events

    Pat L'Hirondelle

    Pat has been in the food service industry for 35 years and is a Journeyman Baker who worked for Beaumont Sobeys for 24 years.
    Pat owns his own company after turning his attention in life to being a Personal Chef, last August he started his company ‘Parties By Pat’.

  • Director of Business Development Director of Business Development

    Brian A. Howland

    Brian brings 22 years of experience in electrical services, and is the owner of All Terrain Electric Inc. He attained his Red Seal Journeyman Electrician and a certification for Power Systems Electrician, as well he is an accomplished Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Alberta. Brian is highly knowledgeable in industry standards, and combines his leadership and construction background with his technical knowledge, to deliver practical, and economical solutions for his customers. Brian is avid in lowering power consumption using smart home systems, solar energy and lighting upgrades. Brian, his wife, JoAnn with their two sons, recently moved to Beaumont from Edmonton.  Brian, with All Terrain Electric, was a presenting sponsor for École Champs Vallée Voyegeur Vortex Fun Run Fundraiser for the new playground on September 28th, where he and his wife also volunteered their time. Brian is an active member of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, BNI Marquees Beaumont Chapter, The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta, Canadian Historical Arms Society and The Freemason Society of Norwood Lodge #90. 

  • Director at Large Director at Large

    Hunter Gates

    Hunter has been in the arts and entertainment industry for more than thirty-three years and is the founder and Managing Director of RuminariLive Arts in Beaumont where under her direction, they are host to local, regional, national and international professionals and novices.  She is working on many projects involving her passions of theatre, art, film, education and people.  As a Director/performer, Hunter travels with an international team of hospital clowns to Ecuador, Costa Rica and Mexico.  For the past 32 years, she works internationally on indie film as a stunt coordinator.  Hunter is a certified stage combat instructor, a Lecoqian pedagog and a certified Stunt performer and teacher.   She was also the founding artistic director (1996 to 2016) of The Hunter Gates Academy of Physical Theatre, a school specializing in training, new-play creation and international collaborations.

  • Director at Large Director at Large

    Mike Nikolai

    Mike was a previous Director for the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce from 2013 – 2016, where he held the Director of Marketing and Director of Membership positions and helped to transition the Beaumont Business Association into the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce.  Mike is president of his company, Professional Transition Services INC and is an avid photographer, an Amazon influencer and an Ambassador at River Valley Alliance.  He has 9 years of investment banking experience, and is an active volunteer in his community.

  • The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) connects employers with student talent. Funded by the Government of Canada, SWPP provides employers with wage subsidies of up to $7,500 to hire post-secondary students for paid work experiences.

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  • Liaisons:

  • City of Beaumont Liaison City of Beaumont Liaison

     
    Rob Mackin
     
    Director, Economic Development
    Rob joined the city of Beaumont as the Director of Economic Development in May 2018 and is excited to be part of this dynamic community.  Rob brings a broad range of experience to the Economic Development team in Beaumont with both private and public experience firmly under his belt. 

    Between 2013-2017, Rob was the Mayor of the Town of Hinton. Previous to taking the helm in Hinton, Rob co-owned a small business in Hinton and also worked as a consultant in the utility sector. Before moving to Hinton, Rob worked for over a decade in the utility sector in Calgary. Rob has also 
    worked in the technology and commercial real estate sector, and holds a Bachelor of Communications Degree in Public Relations.
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  • Chamber Plan Liaison Chamber Plan Liaison

     

    Tricia LaLonde
    Tricia is a Certified Health Insurance Specialist and Elder Planning Counsellor. She has served families and self-employed individuals for over 20 yrs. She earned a BA with Honors from Dalhousie University and an Associate Degree in Science from Camosun College.


    In her free time, Tricia enjoys spending time with her 2 Miniature Australian Shepherds Bruin (2) and Jasper (11). She is a proud auntie to her nephew Amis. She donates her time and resources to local charities. Tricia is proud to live and work in Beaumont.

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  • City of Beaumont Council Liaison City of Beaumont Council Liaison

    Honorable Mayor Bill Daneluik

    Bill moved from Saskatoon to Beaumont with his wife Darlen and their three children, Jordan, Gabbie and Thomas in 2006. The ideas of raising their family in a small community while being close to a large centre was very appealing. Beaumont did and continues to deliver a great family experience. 

    Bill is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Political Science and History. Bill's working career has included three years in general insurance, eight years in radio sales and over 25 years in in the employee benefits field working on both the client and the insurer side of the business. He was recently employed as an Account Executive with Alberta Blue Cross before leaving to become Beaumont's full-time Mayor.    Since joining Council in 2017 as a first-time Councillor and now as Mayor in 2021, Bill has and will continue to devote himself to his responsibilities and takes great pride in his role as your Mayor.

    Bill loves to play golf and he and his wife Darlene are avid travellers.