Our Team

Don Smith

Advisory Council Chair
Executive Vice President and COO, UFA

Don is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at UFA. Prior to this appointment, Don held the position of Vice-President, Petroleum and Innovation. Before joining UFA in 2015, Don spent 24 years with Suncor Energy where he gained extensive international experience throughout all facets of the energy industry. His industry experience covers the agriculture, oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. A Calgary native, Don spent time in Toronto, Ontario and in Denver, Colorado. He has served as a Board member for the Eastern Canada Response Corporation and OneCup AI and currently serves as the Chair for the Advisory Committee of The Simpson Centre at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Don holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary and is a Graduate of the Institute of Cooperative Leadership at the University of Missouri-Columbia.