Two Members of APEGGA Make FP's Top 40 List

Two APEGGA members are among 40 Canadians under age 40 selected for Financial Post's Top 40 Under 40 Awards which recognize young leaders in business, the professions, academia and the public service.

Among those selected are Matthew Brister, P.Geol., and Elizabeth Cannon, P.Eng., PhD.

Since 1994, Mr. Brister, has been president and CEO of Pinnacle Resources of Calgary.

Dr. Cannon is a professor of geomatics engineering at The University of Calgary and a current member of APEGGA Council.

The Top 40 Under 40 program selects and recognizes individuals under age 40 whose vision and achievement in business or the broader community make them role models.

Under Mr. Brister's leadership, Pinnacle has seen its staff increase to 240, from 70, and revenues double to $174 million.

Over the 1994-97 period, the percentage of company employees who are shareholders rose to 83 per cent, from less than 25 per cent.

Dr. Cannon has gained international recognition from her research into satellite-based navigation and became the first non-American to become president of the U.S. Institute of Navigation. She currently holds the NSERC Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering at The University of Calgary and has been active in encouraging women to seek careers in science and engineering.