Dionne Levesque, Lawyer
SVR Lawyers LLP
Dionne was born and raised in Calgary and prior to entering law school, received her BSc in Psychology (Honours) from the University of Calgary. She attended law school at the University of Victoria where she was awarded her JD degree in 2007. Dionne also holds a certificate in International Business Law from Queens University and has completed a program in International Property Law at Oxford University in England.
After graduating from law school, Dionne articled and practiced at a prominent Calgary law firm primarily in the areas of construction, condominium and real estate. Dionne joined Scott Venturo Rudakoff LLP in 2016 where she maintains a practice that focuses on real estate, condominium and development law. She regularly represents sellers, purchasers, banks and developers in acquisitions, sales and refinances of personal, commercial and investment property.
In addition to her real estate practice, Dionne acts for individuals, boards of directors, property managers and developers with respect to various condominium matters including insurance claims, bylaw creation and interpretation, bylaw enforcement and condominium disputes.
Dionne has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta including Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal.
Maria Bartolotti, ACCI, FCCI, Owner
New Concept Managers
Maria Bartolotti was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, a City she loves to call home with her two adorable and loving dogs Silvio and Dexter. Maria started her career as a Condominium Property Manager back in 2001 and has remained actively involved in the Condominium Community for about 19 years. In 2005 she took a leap of faith and started her own Condominium Management firm, New Concept Management Inc. which has achieved great success.
Maria completed studies in Business Law, Management, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, including various courses and certificates in Property Management, through the Real Estate Council of Alberta and the Canadian Condominium Institute–Southern Alberta to name a couple. In 2014, Maria received her Associate of the Canadian Condominium Institute, along with being awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Canadian Condominium Institute Designation.
Maria is passionately involved with the Canadian Condominium Institute–Southern Alberta Chapter as the Chair of the Education Committee and member of the Board of Directors. She loves to bring awareness and education to the Condominium industry through educational speaking engagements and writes educational articles on condo industry wide topics.
Todd Brand, M.A., PRP (Professional Registered Parliamentarian)
Todd Brand Consulting
Todd's experience as an organizational development leader spans over twenty years and includes teaching/training, public speaking and workshop presentation. He is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP) with the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) and serves as the Alberta Association of Parliamentarians as President. Todd also serves on the Board of Trustees of one of Canada's fastest growing school divisions.
He has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, and M.A - Leadership & Management, Organizational Leadership) with Briercrest. His education and wide experience cover many unique organizations and come together in his ability to coach, lead and train others for organizational effectiveness. As an expert in meeting rules, Todd provides parliamentary services and consultation for meeting improvements including, but not limited to, annual general meetings, board meetings and bylaw revisions.