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FLIC June Leader of the Month


Liza Tsimbal is a Director, SCM and Land at TransAlta, leading the global supply chain team, accounts payable and land teams. Prior to joining TransAlta, Liza spent a decade at Husky and Cenovus Energy, and led the supply chain team at Endurant Energy, an American infrastructure solutions developer, gaining leadership experience across different areas of supply chain. Over the years, Liza supported and contributed to a number of greenfield and brownfield projects in Canada and the States with both Owner and EPC firms.

Reflecting on her time spent on construction sites, Liza recalls a particularly memorable experience that involved procurement. It was during the fire rebuild of a refinery in the States where she was a member of the Contracts & Procurement team. As the project progressed, Liza witnessed firsthand the remarkable power of camaraderie among the various groups involved.

On this site, trust and respect were not just buzzwords; they were the foundation upon which the entire project was built. The collaborative spirit was infections, as team members from different disciplines and backgrounds came together, united by a shared goal. Liza recognized that building strong relationships based on trust and respect was instrumental in the success of the supply chain.


The Construction Owners Association of Alberta recognizes that COAA’s office in Edmonton is located within Treaty 6 Territory and within the Métis homelands and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4. We further acknowledge that what we call Alberta is the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations and we are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.