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Accelerating Canada's Hydrogen Future
April 29 - May 1, 2025
Edmonton Convention Centre - Edmonton, Canada

Barbra Korol

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Barbra Korol

Executive Director, Alberta Department of Energy and Minerals
Government of Alberta

Barbra Korol is presently employed as Executive Director of Special Projects at the Alberta Energy and Minerals. This is a transitional role as she has announced her intention to retire from the Alberta Public Service in mid-2024. Barbra has been at the nexus of natural gas industry for 24 years – both with industry and government – having lead accountability for key provincial files including hydrogen, LNG, plastics circular economy and petrochemicals. 

Barbra has worked in public policy, government relations and public affairs for over 25 years. She has served as a corporate media spokesperson and designated representative on various boards and business associations such as the Clean Air Strategic Alliance, Fort Air Partnership, Northeast Capital Industrial Association and Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. In 2005 she was named an Ambassador for the City of Fort Saskatchewan and in 2022 she was awarded a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (QPJM) for outstanding service to Albertans.

She has an honours B.A. (History) and an M.A. in Energy Policy History (2014) from the University of Alberta.

Before rejoining the Alberta Public Sector in 2008, Barbra worked for a decade in the energy sector with EPCOR Utilities and The Dow Chemical Company. She has worked internationally for Dow (United States) where she was the global public affairs leader for Dow’s Manufacturing and its Specialty Plastics and Elastomers collection of businesses, a $4 billion portfolio.

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