Board of Directors: Manufacturers


Nicholas  Kissel
Nicholas Kissel

Nicholas Kissel is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. He is currently employed as Manager, Liquor Supply and Distribution at the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC). Prior to his current role, he has served as Manager, Gaming Revenue in the AGLC’s Corporate Services Division and as an Auditor within the AGLC’s Compliance and Social Responsibility Division. In addition to serving on the Beverage Container Management Board, he represents the AGLC on the Board of Directors for the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation and the Alberta Beer Container Corporation. 

Prior to joining the AGLC in 2009, Nicholas spent nine years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers  LLP’s Financial Advisory Services Group focused primarily in the area of Business Interruption Insurance, Business Valuations and Economic Loss Quantification.  His work focused primarily on the transportation, oil field services and agribusiness sectors.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Management from the University of Lethbridge.

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Marilyn Martin
Marilyn Martin

Marilyn Martin is a lawyer and has practiced law in Calgary, Alberta for over 35 years, the majority of that time as one of the founding Partners of the private practice law firm of Reesor Martin. Marilyn has extensive legal experience with private and publicly traded corporations, securities and compliance law, corporate/commercial law and corporate governance.

While practicing law, Marilyn gained 10 years of direct corporate and business experience in the beverage manufacturing industry, having served as CEO and President of a publicly traded corporation and its two subsidiaries that were collectively engaged in the businesses of producing and distributing bottled water and manufacturing plastic containers.

Marilyn’s keen interest in and commitment to environmental stewardship matters affecting Alberta leads her to continue her more than 25 years of service as Secretary, a Director and Legal Counsel for the Alberta Beverage Council Ltd. Marilyn also served on the Beverage Container Management Board as Secretary for five years and as a Director representing the beverage manufacturing sector for nine years commencing in 2005. During those nine years, Marilyn served on several board committees, including the Governance and Compensation Committee, the Policy Issues Task Force Committee, the Legal Services Selection Committee, the CSA Performance Criteria Task Force Committee, the Managing Director Selection Committee and the Handling Commissions Review Task Force Committee. Marilyn served as Chair of the Governance and Compensation Committee from 2008 until 2014 when her first term of service as a Director expired.

Marilyn was reappointed as a Director for the BCMB in June of 2016.

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Cheryl McLaughlin
Cheryl McLaughlin

Cheryl McLaughlin is a Certified Risk Manager and holds the CRM-E designation for Enterprise Risk Management. She has been actively involved in the bottling industry for the past 18 years. She currently serves on several stewardship boards across Canada and is a past president of the Canadian Bottled Water Association.

Cheryl is currently the Director of Quality for Cott Corporation where she is responsible for Canadian quality, regulatory and environmental stewardship. Previously she has been responsible for quality programs throughout North America.

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