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Stanley Milner

Stanley MillerStanley A. Milner is recognized on the international scene as one of the most successful Canadian business leaders in the petroleum industry. He is also recognized as a community leader, as he works continually for the benefit of others. Milner was born in Calgary and he spent his early years in Turner Valley, Saskatoon, Gimli, and Winnipeg. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta and decided to work in the oil industry in the 1940s. Milner and  his two brothers then formed two exploration companies: Canadian Chieftain Petroleum Ltd. and Tidal Petroleum Corporation. As well, Milner served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chieftain International Inc., was the chair of the Edmonton Public Library Board of Trustees from 1963 to 1968, and a City Councilor from 1961 to 1963.

These positions were only a few that Stanley Milner has held over his years as a vital member of the business community. Mr. Milner has been a director of several corporations including Alberta Energy Company Ltd., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Canadian Pacific Limited, Wardair Inc., and Woodward Stores Limited. He has also been a leader in the community serving on the Board of Governors of the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the University of Alberta Hospital; the Boards of the Edmonton Community Foundation, Junior Achievement, Edmonton Northlands, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club; chairman of the Salvation Army Appeal, and the Corporate Division of the United Way.

Mr. Milner also holds a strong interest in the military, having previously served in the cadet corps, the reserve army, and in the Canadian Officer Training Corps. His patriotic spirit led to his appointment as an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the South Alberta Light Horse, and Honorary Member of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment. Mr. Milner is the current President of the South Alberta Light Horse Regiment Foundation.

Stan Milner has been the recipient of numerous honours over the years including the City of Edmonton's Certificate of Meritorious Service, and the Wall Street Transcript Bronze and Gold Awards for the Top Chief Executive Officer in the Canadian Oil Industry. In 1994, he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Alberta, followed by receiving the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1995. In recognition of his dedication and efforts in fundraising for the Edmonton Public Library, a library was named in his honour in 1996.

Stanley Milner’s career has been a marriage between the corporate and community worlds. He is an example of how leaders in the petroleum industry are committed to overall excellence in the community at large. Currently Mr. Milner serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Chieftain International, Inc., founded in 1988.



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