About

Who We Are

A division of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, our Trade & Investment team supports companies in the Edmonton Metro Region who choose to take a risk and grow in new markets, making the leap from local to global. We also work to attract business from around the world to invest and grow into Edmonton, assisting with a smooth transition into our regional market.

In Edmonton, no one expects you to do it alone. The Trade & Investment team's focus is to help businesses succeed by building a culture of export and investment. 

Glen
Vanstone

Vice-President

As Vice-President of Trade & Investment at Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), Glen looks for opportunities that position our business community for growth - both here and abroad. He brings to EEDC over 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, working in a variety of capacities including operations, and market and business development. Born and raised in Alberta, Glen started his career in Engineering Design and expanded his interests to meet growth opportunities in roles with Air Canada and Edmonton Airports.

+1 780 904 6290 gvanstone@edmonton.com

Glen Vanstone

Daylin
Breen

Director of Business Development

Daylin provides leadership and direction for the Trade & Investment Team Managers as the Director of Business Development. He oversees a broad portfolio of company-level growth opportunities focused on increasing the economic impact of trade and investment in the Edmonton Metro Region. Daylin has worked on air cargo business development projects, as an associate at an international public relations firm, as a food product development specialist, and as a winemaker. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University, and an M.A. in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta.

+1 780 917 7627 tradeteaminfo@edmonton.com

Daylin Breen

Brian
Dumsday

Manager

Brian's specific focus as a Trade Manager is to represent the Logistics Sector to both internal and external stakeholders, identify issues that are barriers to growth, develop appropriate industry solutions and strategies, and assist local businesses to expand beyond the Edmonton Metro Region through International Trade. 

+1 780 917 7631 tradeteaminfo@edmonton.com

Brian Dumsday

Siao
Yong

Manager

A manager for trade and investment, Siao is focused on the identification and development of opportunities that build competitive, high-growth companies in the Edmonton region. She connects with stakeholders on international trade endeavors, and liaises with global resources to ensure effective delivery of projects in and beyond the region. She holds a Masters degree in International Business from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business.

+1 780 969 0461 tradeteaminfo@edmonton.com

Siao Yong

Andrea
Eriksson

Manager

As a Trade Manager, Andrea is responsible for planning trade missions, developing educational programming, providing international market research, and hosting international delegations in the city. She graduated from the University of Alberta in June 2011 with a Bachelor of Commerce and her major in Entrepreneurship & Small Business, and is currently completing the Master of Global Management program at Royal Roads University while working full time at EEDC. 

+1 780 969 0421 tradeteaminfo@edmonton.com

Andrea Eriksson

Katelyn
Bukieda

Manager

Katelyn is a Trade Manager driven to assist companies and organizations overcome obstacles by helping them find the answers and the knowledge needed for either growth in trade or expansion into Edmonton. Her main area of interest and expertise is in international business, as approached from both an educational and practical perspective. She also brings hands-on experience in international enterprise expansion from the private sector. 

+1 780 901 4254 tradeteaminfo@edmonton.com

Katelyn Bukieda

Jonathan
Butterworth

Manager

Originally from Italy, Jonathan is a Trade Manager with more than 10 years of branch management, business development, marketing, and financial experience. He has been extensively engaged in local and international labour regulations and immigration programs, and is passionate about establishing and leveraging strategic relationships in order to promote economic development in the Edmonton Metro Region and abroad.

+1 780 862 5811 tradeteaminfo@edmonton.com

Jonathan Butterworth

Rosanne
McDonnell

Divisional Administrator

Rosanne administers support to the Vice-President, Directors, and each associate within her department as a coordinator. Her office management role includes scheduling, event planning, travel assistance, expense organization, and various other responsibilities. She interacts with clients, vendors, and the general public on behalf of the team, and also takes on project management activities. 

+1 780 917 7637 tradeteaminfo@edmonton.com

Rosanne McDonnell

Luke
Smith

Marketing Specialist

Luke helps the team as a marketing specialist by working to implement marketing initiatives and by assisting with general trade team support. He has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies from MacEwan University, and he has a passion for learning and improvement. His skills lie in writing, designing, and thinking creatively through problems. 

+1 587 926 6485 tradeteaminfo@edmonton.com

Luke Smith