Jessica Shumlich

Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Shumlich (P.Eng., MM) is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Highwood Emissions Management. She has a decade and a half experience working for energy companies, governments, technology developers and various startups. She is an Engineer by trade, with a Masters of Management and has been involved in work spanning from Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Jessica’s favorite word to describe herself is collaborative. She is a proven leader who enjoys challenges and demands top level results. She has worked with organizations, small and big, to develop, launch, and optimize technology deployments, projects, and programs. Her expertise lies in holistic greenhouse gas emissions management including evaluation of how to implement cost effective solutions that reduce emissions. Her skills in risk management and business strategy have led to implementation of best in class management practices, successful market positioning for energy transition, operational excellence, global and local policy revamps, and the reduction of millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Jessica is an advocate for sustainable development, healthy living and vibrant communities. She volunteers for many organizations including Green Calgary, Bike Calgary and Momentum. Her passions include family and friends, travel, learning about different cultures, and anything that gets her outside including exploring the mountains at the doorstep of Calgary.

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