Alberta, Canada Representatives Visit the CalChamber

On Wednesday, August 9, representatives from the Government of Alberta, Canada and the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco met with the CalChamber. Alberta is Canada’s fourth largest province by area and population, with an energy sector that is vital to the Canadian economy. The Government of Alberta recently expanded its presence in the United States with four representative offices, including a West Coast Office. Topics of discussion included the California-Alberta relationship and the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in San Francisco.

(From left) Andrew Fisher, director of U.S. West Coast, Government of Alberta; James Rajotte, Alberta’s senior representative to the U.S., Government of Alberta; Susanne Stirling, CalChamber vice president of international affairs; Rana Sarkar, Consul General of Canada; Marie Alnwick, Consul of Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Service, Consulate General of Canada; and Justin Currie, senior foreign policy and diplomacy officer, Consulate General of Canada.
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Susanne T. Stirling, senior vice president, international affairs, has headed CalChamber international activities for more than four decades. She is an appointee of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the National Export Council, and serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Policy Committee, the California International Relations Foundation, and the Chile-California Council. Originally from Denmark, she studied at the University of Copenhagen and holds a B.A. in international relations from the University of the Pacific, where she served as a regent from 2012 to 2021. She earned an M.A. from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California.