Jo-Ann is an Associate for Advisian and an Environmental/Ecological Economist. Jo-Ann’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Environment, Economics and Ecology and a Master’s of Science in Ecological Economics. Jo-Ann has over 20 years of consulting, analytical and leadership experience, working across a broad range of business domains including oil and gas, operations, and finance and information technology. As an economist, Jo-Ann is responsible for conducting analysis to facilitate understanding of the consequences and trade-offs associated with the internal and external risks and benefits arising from the development of oil and gas, petrochemical and mining facilities. Jo-Ann uses standard economic principles to evaluate capital and operating costs, regulatory impacts, project schedule, life cycle costs, socio-economic impacts as well as ecosystem health and sustainability through the valuation of the benefits and impacts to ecosystem functions and services. Jo-Ann has acted as economist, supporting decision and risk analysis for a range of feasibility assessments including refinery and cogeneration design options, petrochemical diversification, floating and land based LNG plant site evaluations, oil spills and gas plant site contamination remediation and reclamation options, oil and gas field planning projects, on/offshore Arctic oil and gas development, emerging SAGD extraction technologies, SAGD waste heat recovery technologies, air pollutant control technology for oil sand mine power generation, low carbon technology assessments, shale gas due diligence assessments, and managed a Sustainable Project Delivery implementation for a large oil sands mining facility.