The Atlantica Centre for Energy is dedicated to increasing energy literacy for community leaders and stakeholders. The Centre has expanded to include leading energy professionals, national and international organizations in Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, Ontario, Alberta and PEI.
The Centre serves as a bridge between organizations operating in the energy sector and the community to help realize opportunities associated with energy resources in Atlantic Canada and the American Northeast. It provides a meeting ground for government, the education and research sectors, and the community at large to foster partnerships and engage in energy-related issues.
Colleen Mitchell, President, Atlantica Centre for Energy
Colleen has spent her working career in Atlantic Canada in sectors associated with energy, transportation and infrastructure.
Upon graduating with high honours from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce (supplemented by courses towards an MBA at both Dal and UNB), Colleen began her energy career at Irving Oil.
For over a decade she was immersed in the energy industry in positions across the company including: oil futures, refining, marine, rail and over-the-road transportation, bulk storage, information systems, human resources and public relations.
In addition, as Vice President, Marketing and Communications at one of the region’s largest engineering firms, Colleen was responsible for domestic and international marketing programs for projects in over 40 countries around the globe. Projects included energy recovery from waste, co-generation plants, power plant conversions, and environmental technologies.
She also held senior positions in the transportation sector in both marine and aviation.
Most recently, Colleen joined the Atlantica Centre for Energy as President, in a role that helps to foster the exchange of information and dialogue to further the region’s energy opportunities.