Linda Palladino appointed to NAIT’s Board of Governors; Priti Laderoute reappointed

Published on April 06, 2021

Linda Palladino brings a wealth of knowledge and a pragmatic, inquisitive passion for human resources, organizational culture and change management to her recently appointed position as a member of NAIT’s Board of Governors. 

Palladino spent nearly 20 years in senior leadership roles at Enbridge, most recently serving as their vice president, human resources. She has also held management positions at TransCanada and the Calgary Regional Health Authority. Palladino has led a variety of people and business transformation initiatives over the course of her career, focusing on delivering results to meet organizational strategies.   

In addition, Priti Laderoute, who has been on NAIT’s Board of Governors since 2018, has been reappointed for another term. As senior manager of technical training for corporate services at EPCOR, Laderoute brings a strong industry perspective to the table. 


  • NAIT’s Board of Governors comprises 18 people, 12 of whom are public members appointed to the board by the Government of Alberta 
  • NAIT’s Board of Governors also includes: 
    • 2 students nominated by the council of the students’ association 
    • 2 academic staff members nominated by the academic staff association 
    • 1 non-academic staff member nominated by the non-academic staff association 
    • The president of NAIT 


“I am honoured and excited to be appointed to NAIT’s Board of Governors. NAIT has a rich history of adapting and enhancing training and education to best prepare students for the evolving needs of business and industry, resulting in highly skilled graduates entering the workforce. I look forward to joining the leading polytechnic’s journey of evolving education to adapt to the changing business landscape.” - Linda Palladino, NAIT Board of Governors Member 

“On behalf of NAIT, I’m very excited to welcome Linda to our Board of Governors. The perspectives Linda will bring forward, particularly in the fields of human resources and organization culture, will serve NAIT and our communities well as we continue our work in meeting the needs of our students and this province.” - Laura Jo Gunter, NAIT President and CEO 

“Linda is a strategic leader with a deep history of developing and implementing strategy and initiatives that drive organizational excellence. Her vast experience in the human resources profession is a valuable addition NAIT’s Board of Governors.” - Ray Pisani, NAIT Board of Governors Chair 

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and skilled trades. With over 34,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads help fuel the economic engine of the province. NAIT also contributes to Alberta's prosperity by helping businesses and communities become more competitive through industry-driven research and corporate training. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, industry partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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