May 17th Chamber Luncheon Guest Speakers: Progress Energy & Up Front Communication

Please join Canadian natural gas development leader Progress Energy for an update at the Chamber’s May 17th luncheon.
Progress Energy is the sister company to Pacific NorthWest LNG – the proposed liquefaction and export terminal on British Columbia’s west coast. 
Progress Energy will provide the natural gas feedstock to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal.
Guest Speaker Bio:  Mark Fitzgerald, P.Eng., MBA
Senior Vice President, Production & Facilities
Mark has more than 25 years of experience in field operations, production, development, business in the oil and gas industry. In his current role, Mark is responsible for the safe, compliant and environmentally sound delivery of Progress’s field production operations, and leads the company’s infrastructure and field operations expansion strategy. He began his career with major North American producers Chevron Canada and Dominion Exploration before joining Acclaim Energy, which became Canetic Energy and then Penn West Energy. Prior to joining Progress in 2014, Mark held Sr. Vice President roles in engineering, production and development at Penn West. Mark presently sits on the board of directors for Classroom Champions, a nonprofit that connects top performing athletes with students in high-needs schools. He is also an advisor to the board for Edge School, a unique learning community where students can pursue academic excellence while striving to reach their full athletic potential.
Bonus Speaker!
Fear Not The Mic: Strategies for Speaking Success
You are an experienced, competent professional. You know your stuff, you can hold your own…until you are expected to get up and give a talk. Sound familiar? You are not alone. Since 2011, Lauren Sergy has been helping professionals reach their speaking and presentation goals, and throughout the years, one thing has been clear: speaker anxiety hits experienced CEOs as powerfully as new interns. Get ready to learn why the act of speaking leaves even leaders shaking, and discover new strategies when preparing and following up on your talk to improve your confidence, your effectiveness, and your impact.
Curious about how Lauren helps busy professionals become the speakers they need to be? Check out her website at, sign up for her newsletter, and browse through her blog articles and speaker videos.
Lauren Sergy’s Bio:
Since 2011, public speaking coach and trainer Lauren Sergy has been helping professionals and entrepreneurs of all stripes become more powerful speakers. Lauren has a fresh and remarkably effective approach to public speaking that helps people of all skill levels.  Her method applies her diverse experience and education in acting, radio, lecturing, academics, staff training, and even professional belly dance. She brings energy, warmth, candour, and an irreverent sense of humour to all her talks and lessons. An enthusiastic writer, Lauren regularly produces articles on communication and public speaking. Her first book,
The Handy Communication Answer Book (Visible Ink Press) will be available in winter 2016.
REGISTER ONLINE.  Please note that registration and payment must be received in advance to attend this event.
REGISTRATION / CANCELLATION DEADLINE:  Friday prior to the breakfast meeting.