Chelsie Klassen
Global Director, Community and Indigenous Engagement + Calgary Region Operations Manager

Growing up in small town Canada, Chelsie connects her humble roots to all aspects of her work by listening intently and integrating stakeholder feedback into major project design using a whole-of-project approach. Her empathetic and proactive approach ensures that local cultural traditions are respected, and social risks are managed.

Chelsie has more than 14 years of experience working globally in community engagement, issues management, and communications that spans across several sectors including nuclear, waterpower, chemicals, oil, natural gas, mining and community infrastructure. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from University of Manitoba, a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University, and a Master of Laws from University of Toronto.

She was recognized by Oilweek magazine as a Rising Star in the oil and natural gas industry for outstanding leadership in communications and was named a United Nations (UN) Innovator by the UN Global Compact in 2020. Chelsie prides herself on personal connections that she makes along her journey and never forgets to collect local art that reminds her of places she’s visited – including an Inuvialuit jacket that she hangs in her home office from her work in the Northwest Territories.

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