We love the dichotomy and excitement behind our next pairing; Beth Reimer-Heck, Board Director and Queen’s Council-Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), and designer Marina Ortman.
Beth Reimer-Heck has the rare combination of extensive experience at both the board and executive level in the business, legal, community and government realms. Beth has 14 years of experience on a variety of boards and numerous board committees including positions of Vice-Chair and Chair of the Board and Chair of various board committees. The focus of Beth‘s board work has included governance and compliance,strategic development and oversight, and enterprise and risk management. Beth is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is accredited with their ICD.D designation. Beth has specializations in energy, governance and compliance, retail, telecommunications, and transformational change. Beth holds the pre-eminent role of counsel with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Canada’s largest national law firm. Beth spent the majority of her career with TELUS where she served in both management and legal positions.
Beth has contributed her time to many not-for-profits as a board member including SAIT Polytechnic, Banff Centre Foundation, Minerva Foundation, Young President’s Organization, and Alberta Advisory Council on Women‘s Issues. She was nominated for the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada and for Women‘s Executive Network: Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She was appointed Queen‘s Counsel for the Province of Alberta.
“Born From Rebellion, Worn With Attitude” is the motto for the line of accessories and custom designs by Marina Ortman (DOME’). DOME’s work is unprecedented, sexy, wild and futuristic. Crafted and textured by hand, each piece is a distinct work of art moulded to an individual’s style and charisma. Marina Ortman resides and works in the City of Calgary. Marina’s work goes from a twist of design in a simple accessory to an abundance of movement and texture in sculptured leather jackets.
Marina’s love of luxury leather and most recent work is reflective of Beth’s classic style – with an edge – and Beth’s admiration for “suits.” Marina will create something that pairs glamour and elegance with Beth’s love for tailored and conservative attire. Marina’s design will be constructed of red leather, chiffon and choice gem stones. Marina is also looking to combine elements of classicism infused with a modern lifestyle.
From our hearts to yours,
Heart Truth Calgary Family