Bernie is a passionate leader who is dedicated to building a stronger community, both economically and socially, and to helping others achieve their goals. Following 30 years of experience in the technology industry as an executive at IBM Canada representing emerging technologies and overseeing enterprise digital transformations, she now leads a peer mentoring forum for CEOs and is an experienced board director and chair. Bernie has been a long-term advocate for diversity and inclusion, creating awareness among young women of the wide range of careers available in the IT industry and most recently, in artificial intelligence. Bernie is curious, collaborative, and a natural connector of people, ideas, and opportunities.
Currently, Bernie serves on the boards of Edmonton Global and Arrkann Trailer & RV Centre, and is a forum Chair of MacKay CEO Forums. Formerly, she was Board Chair of Travel Alberta, Chair of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, and a former board member of Alcanna, Compute Canada, and the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region.