The Power and Natural Gas Consumers’ Panel is established under the authority of section 7 of the Government Organization Act. The Panel consists of nine members appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta. The Panel is accountable to the Minister of Service Alberta and responsible for providing advice and guidance regarding current and emerging energy consumer issues. More detail can be found in the Panel's Mandate and Roles document.
Born and raised near Strathmore, AB, Dr. Rhiannon M. Mesler is an Assistant Professor in Marketing at University of Lethbridge (Calgary Campus). She holds a PhD and MSc from the University of Calgary, and a BA from the University of Waterloo. Rhiannon's research on technology, teamwork, and socially positive behaviours like recycling, ethical consumption, and charitable giving was recognized and supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada at the Graduate, Post-Doctoral and National Grant levels. She was also named an honourary Killam Scholar and received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Rhiannon's research is featured in top journals including the Journal of Marketing and Journal of Consumer Research. Dr. Mesler completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta and an internship at the United Nations Department of Management in New York City. Rhiannon was a founding member of the Classroom Champions Board of Directors, served on the Board of Directors of United Way of Calgary and Area and the City Centre for Charity Effectiveness Trust Board of Trustees. She has also been named to Calgary's Top 40 Under 40 and Marketing Magazine's 30 Under 30.