Tracey Scarlett joined the BDC Board of Directors in June 2017.
Ms. Scarlett has an accomplished background in entrepreneurship and commercialization of health and technology. An active speaker and presenter on the topic of women in leadership and business, she has been a member of numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards and advisory committees for close to 20 years.
She served as Dean of the JR Shaw School of Business at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Previously, Ms. Scarlett was Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, a non-profit organization. Before that, she was President of BioQuest Ventures Inc., a business development company serving businesses in high-growth and innovation sectors. She was also Chief Operating Officer of KMT Hepatech Inc., a biotechnology start-up, and co-founded an electrical contracting company.
Ms. Scarlett is Vice Chair of Travel Alberta, council member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and sits on the board of Global Edmonton Woman of Vision.
She was recognized by NAIT as one of the top 50 alumni of the past 50 years, in 2012, and by YWCA Edmonton as a Woman of Distinction in 2013.
Ms. Scarlett holds a diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from NAIT, a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Alberta and an MBA with a specialization in Technology Commercialization from the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta.
Member of the Board Risk Committee and Human Resources Committee.