Meet our local chapter

Carman R. McNary, Q.C., CD, ICD.D, LLD.
Counsel, Edmonton
Dentons Canada LLP 
Chair since: 2019

Carman has practiced law in Edmonton since 1982, since 1999 at Dentons Canada LLP. He practices tax and corporate law and provides strategic advice to organizations and boards. He was previously Managing Partner (Edmonton office) and National Tax Lead (Canada).  Beyond law, Carman is a director of a number of private companies, and has chaired and served on a wide variety of community and non-profit entities and organizations. Carman completed the Director Education Program in 2013. He also served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Armed Forces, from 1975 – 2008, retiring with the rank of Captain (Navy).  He was named Queen’s Counsel in 2010, and awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Alberta in June, 2019.

Current Boards: Chair, Alberta Advisory Board, Fire and Flower Inc.; Chair, Edmonton Screen Industries Office; Chair, Institute of Corporate Directors Edmonton Chapter; Director, Edmonton Regional Airports Authority; Member, Bee Clean Industries Ltd. Advisory Board

Administrative Contact

Lori Trudgeon

Chapter Executive


Carman McNary, ICD.D (Chair)
Darren Rawson, ICD.D (Vice-Chair)
Ruth McHugh, ICD.D (Treasurer)
Jodi Abbott, ICD.D
Dr. Guy Bridgeman, ICD.D
Robert Borrelli, ICD.D
Mary Cameron, ICD.D

Kate Chisholm, ICD.D
Lindsay Dodd
Bernie Kollman, ICD.D
Janet Riopel, ICD.D
Zahra Somani, ICD.D 
Gail Stepanik-Keber
Shawna Vogel, ICD.D

For more details on local events in this Chapter, visit: Chapter Events