Alana Turcotte – Director of Business Development
Alana Turcotte leads IPAC’s business development from our Calgary Project Management Office with over 17 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.
While Alana was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, her family moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta when she was eight years old. She graduated from high school in Fort McMurray and then moved away to attend college and receive her Business Administration Diploma in Marketing and Management. After college, she moved back to Fort McMurray and from the age of twenty-four, co-owned multiple businesses where she took on financial and business development functions for these companies.
In 2000, Alana moved to Calgary where she continued to work in financial roles and advanced to the position of Financial Controller for a global geophysical manufacturing company. Several years later, Alana became Manager of Business Development for a contract sales business that included managing a team that represented businesses across the industry, from drilling to pipelining. Following this, she moved to the role of VP of Business Development for a pipeline and facility construction business. This background made Alana the ideal fit when she joined IPAC Services in 2014.
Alana’s charismatic personality is recognized by her continued professionalism and business relationships based on principles such as integrity, honesty and trust. She actively participates as a member in Calgary Women in Energy (CWIE) and the Gas Producers Association of Canada (GPAC).
If you were to ask Alana what her most successful achievement is, she would quickly defer the spotlight to her daughter. Raising a kind, driven and incredibly smart young woman who is currently studying Business at U of C, is on the top of Alana's list.
Alana is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying activities such as skiing, mountain biking, hiking and running, with completion of her first half marathon in 2012.