Meet the Made in Alberta Awards Overall Winner Judges
Joyce Byrne is group publisher at RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions and publisher of Avenue magazine Calgary. She is a former publisher of This Magazine, former associate publisher of award-winning business magazines Alberta Venture and Unlimited and a former consulting publisher with the literary magazine Eighteen Bridges. Byrne is president of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA), past president of the National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) and a member of the board of the International Regional Magazine Association. Her work was recognized in 2018 with both the Achievement in Publishing Award from AMPA and the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement from the NMAF.
Photograph courtesy of Jared Sych
Brianne Larson is the Specialty Leasing Manager at Southcentre Mall in Calgary. She has more than 10 years of shopping centre and retail experience and has been recognized in the shopping centre industry for impactful brand campaigns. Her expertise is in sourcing local businesses that are ready to take the next step in their retail journey. Most recently, Larson developed a local pop-up program for Southcentre Mall that incubates small businesses and makers from Alberta and features more than a dozen brands.
Larson also has a keen eye for finding concepts that have broad appeal for the mass market environment of a shopping centre. Through coaching and mentorship, she supports entrepreneurs through the first steps of their shopping centre experience and through the growth phases that follow.
She is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs in Alberta and is an avid shopper at many local businesses and markets. She hopes to bring this passion and support to other Albertans.
Käthe Lemon is the editor-in-chief of Avenue magazine in Calgary. She has worked as a magazine editor and writer for more than 20 years for a range of publications and has been at the helm of Avenuesince 2007. Her work has been recognized with awards from the Alberta Magazine Publishers, the Western Magazine Awards, the National Magazine Awards and the International Regional Magazine Publishers Association. In 2011 she was named Editor of the Year by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association. Working at Avenue Calgary, the city’s premier lifestyle publication, has given Lemon a unique perspective on the ever-widening range of amazing locally made products as well as Albertans’ strong demand to support local businesses. Lemon sees Avenue’s role as supporting and sharing the stories of great Alberta-made products and businesses and a champion of buying local.
Photograph by Jared Sych