Alberta Chapter



 President:        Barry Davis, CMRP
 Vice President:  Mark Boulter, CMRP
 Communications:  Christina Colenutt
 Secretary/Treasurer:  Chad Newton
 Past President:  Frank Grigel, CMRP
 Academic Liaison:  Webb Dussome, CMRP
 Education:  Mark Loo, PhD
 Events:  Anastasia Arabia
 Member at Large:  Fernando Angulo-Ruiz, PhD     
 Emerging Leaders Task Force Liaison:   Kristina Cigić, CMRP




Barry is an Associate Vice President at Leger, The Research Intelligence Group. He has over 20 years’ marketing research project management experience. He holds an MBA degree in Marketing and obtained the CMRP designation in 2008.

Leger is a full service, Gold Seal Member of the MRIA.

mark boulter, CMRP (Vice President)

Mark is a public opinion research advisor with the City of Edmonton. He has worked both as a research supplier and a client. Starting his career in Atlantic Canada, Mark moved to Alberta in 2009. He has worked on a number of local and national projects across a wide-range of sectors and consumer services. Mark has a focus on the use of new technology in market research.

Mark has a political science degree from the University of Prince Edward Island.

chad newton (secretary/treasurer)


CHristina colenutt (communications)

Christina is a senior marketing, research and planning leader with over 20 years of experience helping clients make better decisions by understanding their key stakeholders. Christina has done pioneering work in the use of online communities to drive in-depth, real-time market insights. She has extensive experience in consumer behaviour through her roles as a marketing research leader at WestJet, and Shaw Communications, along with energy companies Tervita Corporation and ENMAX. She currently runs Curious, an independent market research practice within Critical Mass, a Global Digital Experience Design Agency. She holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Waterloo.

MARK LOO, phd (education)

Mark is currently an Associate Professor at the Mihalcheon School of Business, Concordia University of Edmonton and has a PhD in Management (Marketing) from Multimedia University Malaysia.  He operated his own management, sales and marketing training consultancy for 12 years after working for domestic and multinational firms. The brands he has managed include Canon, Eva Airlines, Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex, Maggi, Paul Scerri Cosmetics, and Toys-R-Us.


Webb has taught marketing classes to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Alberta, School of Business since 1996.

He has established a speakers bureau for educators wanting to have an industry professional speak to their classes about marketing research, and he continues to be active with student groups. Webb received his CMRP designation in 2010.

Anastasia Arabia (Events)

Anastasia Arabia has served as President of both the Alberta Board and the MRIA National Board. She has 25 years of experience on the supply side of marketing research. In 2003, Anastasia and Denise Nowicki opened Trend Research in Edmonton. The company has grown to a 75 station call centre, with an online survey division and two focus group suites.

fernando angulo-ruiz, phd (MEMBER AT LARGE)

Fernando is an associate professor in the Department of International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law at MacEwan University. He holds a PhD in marketing and market research.

During the past thirteen years, Fernando has been involved in marketing research across three continents. He has worked as a marketing research analyst in Peru. Fernando has taught marketing research at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and at MacEwan University (Canada). He is currently involved in academic research in marketing and as strategic advisor to organizations.

FRANK GRIGEL, CMRP (past president)

Frank has an academic background in social science research.  He has worked on the client side with the Parks Canada Agency and currently with SAIT Polytechnic.

With wide-ranging experience in marketing research, Frank has also focused on streamlining business processes and expanding business interests into new markets. He obtained the CMRP designation in 2008.

KRISTINA CIGIć, CMRP (emerging leaders task force liaison)

Kristina is a Research Manager at ATB Financial, specializing in research for Reputation & Brand, Retail Financial Services and Investing. She has over eight years of experience with qualitative and quantitative method, working in client-side marketing research.  Kristina holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary, where her focus was public opinion and electoral behaviour. Kristina received her CMRP designation in 2016.

President & Communications

Barry Davis, CMRP
Leger, The Research Intelligence Group
Phone (780) 423-0708 ext. 234


Mark Boulter
City of Edmonton
Phone: (780) 224-2118


Chad Newton


Dr. Mark Loo 
Concordia University of Edmonton
Phone: (780) 491-6878

Academic Liaison

Webb Dussome, CMRP
University of Alberta
Phone: (780) 492-0675


Anastasia Arabia
Trend Research
Phone: (780) 485-6558 ext. 2003


Frank Grigel, CMRP
SAIT Polytechnic
Phone: (403) 472-2317



Dr. Fernando Angulo-Ruiz
MacEwan University
Phone: (780) 633-3511

Emerging leaders task force liaison

Kristina Cigić, CMRP
ATB Financial