2022 Young Business Leaders of the Year

Recognizing emerging leaders (40 years of age and under) in the gaseous energy industry who have demonstrated their potential to guide/pilot the gaseous energy industry of the future from a business, environmental, regulatory and/or public service perspective.


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Patrick Bain, ATCO

Patrick Bain, ATCO

With close to 13 years’ experience, Patrick has held progressively senior roles in engineering design & project management in the natural gas utility industry.​ Patrick is currently responsible for leading a team of experts through the scoping, design & execution of key initiatives, including the Fort Saskatchewan Hydrogen Blending pilot.​ In 2022, Patrick’s leadership was instrumental in advancing ATCO’s hydrogen strategy to decarbonize the distribution system.​ Patrick leads a team of 14 people & leaned on a team of 150 other subject matter experts to build & execute a comprehensive organizational change management program in 2022.​ While this endeavor was the result of his leadership & greater team’s efforts, his unique ability to inspire others by asking questions, being curious, soliciting ideas of others & executing with intent was prevalent. ​His leadership was instrumental in cultivating a culture of collaboration across a large group of peers, vendors, and community members.​

Daniel Blata, Senior Advisor, Southwest Region Operations, Enbridge Gas Inc.

Daniel Blata, Enbridge Gas Inc.

A highly respected team member, Daniel is an inspiration & informal mentor to his colleagues within the Operations Team by developing trusting relationships, leading with a high-level of accountability & continuously sharing his knowledge & experience; he brings a vast level of experience from previous roles (Station Engineering, Distribution Planning, Regional Engineer).​ Daniel brings a ‘can do’ attitude to work through his positive energy & infectious drive to deliver value-added results.​ His flexibility in adapting to change have also benefited the industry through his ability to provide strong assistance & support for regional initiatives such as pipeline maintenance, emergency,& compliance projects in a highly collaborative & respectful manner.​ Daniel is well respected by his team, peers across the organization, direct & executive leadership, & external stakeholders/customers.​

Jamie Kilkenny, Senior Engineer, Pipeline Engineering Infrastructure Delivery and Reliability, SaskEnergy Incorporated

Jamie Kilkenny, SaskEnergy Incorporated

Jamie began her engineering career with SaskEnergy in 2010. Jamie has remarkable leadership qualities that she has demonstrated throughout her career at SaskEnergy as well as her contributions personally in support of those in need. When putting a spotlight on SaskEnergy’s values (Safety, Integrity, Stewardship, Spirit and Relationships), it’s hard not to think of Jamie. She absolutely exemplifies each one of our corporate values, sharing her positive attitude each day. During this time, she has delivered some of SakEnergy’s largest transmission pipeline projects while also building effective relationships with her colleagues, customers and project stakeholders. Jamie is someone that her peers tend to lean on for advice and mentorship, and she sets a high bar for delivering value to our customers.

Jamie is always finding new ways to get involved in her role and beyond. Jamie was awarded the SaskEnergy Aboriginal Government Employees (SAGE) Champion for Change in 2022 and has also been recognized by the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Saskatchewan to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) Award which commemorates the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Accession to the throne as Queen of Canada. This medal recognizes Jamie’s valuable contributions to the Province of Saskatchewan.

Brad Lattanzi, Enbridge Gas Inc.

Brad Lattanzi, Enbridge Gas Inc.

Brad Lattanzi is a public affairs professional with over a decade of public policy, stakeholder engagement, and project management experience. As Government Affairs Strategist at Enbridge Inc., Brad works with subject matter experts, industry and community partners, and governments to help safely deliver a diversified mix of energy that people and businesses rely on. Prior to this, he served as Advisor to Canada’s Science and Technology Minister where he led stakeholder engagement to develop Canada’s Science & Innovation Strategy. Brad has contributed to various election campaigns including in community engagement roles. On the international stage, Brad has represented Canada as a youth delegate to the OECD Forum in Paris and joined a not-for-profit mission to Peru where he helped install sustainable energy systems in rural and remote communities. Brad holds a Master’s degree from Western University where he specialized in Canada-U.S. relations, worked as a Teaching Assistant, and presented at conferences across Canada.

Ashley Mathew-Lang P.Eng, PMP, Heartland Area Manager, TC Energy

Ashley Mathew-Lang P.Eng, PMP, TC Energy

Ashley Mathew-Lang started at TC Energy over a decade ago as an engineering intern with the Pipeline Maintenance Project Management team. Since then, she has progressed through the organization, honing her technical skills, leading projects and teams, and making a meaningful impact on business and culture. Currently, as the Canada Gas Heartland Area Manager Ashley leads a team responsible for the operational excellence of TC Energy’s natural gas assets in South Saskatchewan while fostering an environment which actively enables and encourages employee innovation, continuous improvement, community and stakeholder engagement and collaboration. Ashley is passionate about moving the needle regarding Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) and ensures each team member feels valued, safe, and comfortable to bring their entire selves to work every day. Ashley has mentored numerous young professionals internal and external to the energy industry.