Carman McNary

Carman R. McNary, Q.C., CD, ICD.D

(Board Chair)

Carman McNary is Counsel with Dentons Canada LLP, concentrating his legal practice in the areas of taxation, corporate law and governance, including strategic approach to and governance for risk. He chaired Dentons’ National Tax Practice group from 2002-2012, and was Managing Partner of the Edmonton office from 2013-2017.

Carman is an experienced Board Director currently serving on the Boards of several private corporations and not-for-profit organizations. He currently Chairs the Advisory Board for the Bee Clean West group and serves as a Director for the Black Sivalls & Bryson Canada Group. He also serves as Director and Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee, for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. He has previously chaired the Edmonton Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Edmonton Screen Industries Office, Edmonton Community Foundation and both the Edmonton and Alberta Chambers of Commerce. Carman also served as Co-Chair of the 2017 United Way Campaign, as Vice Chair of the Metro Mayors Advisory Committee and member of the City of Edmonton Poverty Task Force.

Carman served for over 33 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring with the rank of Captain (Navy). He was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration for his naval service, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, Diamond Jubilee, and Platinum Jubilee medals as well as the Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada and his community. In 2019, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Alberta.