Top 40 Under 40 2017 Judges

Get to know our judges for Top 40 Under 40 2017

Our editorial team does not take part in the judging; we act as guides for our panel of experts. The members of our panel come from a variety of backgrounds. The process is designed to offer fair judging for our Top 40 nominees.


Photography Curtis Comeau

Heather Logan

Heather Logan is a member of the Top 40 under 40 class of 2015. She is a surgical design simulationist at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine, a joint initiative of the University of Alberta, Covenant Health and Alberta Health Services. She is an adjunct assistant professor at the U of A’s Faculty of Medicine.

Lisa Holmes

Lisa Holmes is the vice president, corporate development at Northlands, a Top 40 Under 40 alumna, and has just finished her term as the mayor of Morinville. She has also been president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.


Sanjay Shahani

Indian-born filmmaker Sanjay Shahani is the president of the Edmonton Arts Council. Before coming to Edmonton, he was the strategy lead for arts and culture for the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Shahani has also worked for the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.


Simon O’Byrne

Simon O’Byrne is the vice-president, regional business leader, community development for Stantec. He is the past chair of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Top 40 Under 40’s inaugural class back in 2009.


Trudy Callaghan

Avenue Edmonton Associate Publisher Trudy Callaghan has been a Top 40 Under 40 judge since the program began back in 2009.

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