Alberta Canola Hires Karla Bergstrom as New Executive Director

by | May 9, 2022 | Business, Canola, News

Karla Bergstrom will take over as the new executive director of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission on May 16, a May 9 news release says. Bergstrom takes over from General Manager Ward Toma who helmed the organization for 23 years.

“Karla’s significant policy development and government relations expertise, internal knowledge, commitment to excellence, and relationships within our organization and the canola family make her an exceptional individual for the role of executive director. We are confident in her leadership skills and vision that will contribute to the continued success of Alberta Canola,” Roger Chevraux, chair of Alberta Canola, says in the release.

Bergstrom has over 10 years of experience leading Alberta Canola in its legislative duty to advise governments on issues affecting canola farmers, the release says. She will build on key relationships with the canola family and Team Alberta in her new role.

“I am extremely proud to be the new executive director of Alberta Canola because it is the perfect combination of being able to lead such an incredibly talented team, manage the business of one of the greatest commissions in our province, and work for farmers who grow one of the most successful crops in Canada,” Bergstrom says in the release.

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