Former NAIT President Sam Shaw is applying his educational acumen to the furniture business. GRAHAM HICKS/EDMONTON SUN
By GRAHAM HICKS
The Energizer Bunny is back.
Sam Shaw made quite the name for himself and NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) when he headed up the educational institution for 13 years, from 1997 to 2010.
He was here, there and everywhere – running and modernizing Alberta’s biggest post-secondary school, chairing the city’s United Way campaign, being honourary colonel of the CFB Edmonton’s 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, chairing this committee, that committee, fund-raising for worthy causes.
His imprint on the community was such that in 2004, Venture business magazine named him Alberta’s Business Person of the Year.
Fast-forward nine years: Shaw had moved his family to Calgary after his NAIT days, where he was vice president of policy development with the Encana energy company.
But he now holds dual-city citizenship, for ...
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