Laura Kennett—P.Eng., PMP—knows who holds the power over the work: the sponsor! Currently the manager of Enbridge’s Liquids Pipelines Integrity Execution Program in Edmonton, Laura has been at the leading edge of sponsoring unique multimillion-dollar liquid pipeline projects throughout Canada and the United States. Over the past 20 years, she has lived in the shoes of operations, facility maintenance, and projects, and is acutely tuned to the role the sponsor holds. Laura has a Master’s in Engineering and Technology Management and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. She is certified in asset management from the Institute of Asset Management and is a Fellow with the Energy Futures Lab in Alberta. Laura has also worked in industrial plant maintenance in Alberta's oil sands Region and industrial maintenance and environmental operations in the steel industry in the Edmonton area. Her forte is in cross-departmental collaboration, and she works with groups that have varying degrees of expertise and maturity in asset and maintenance management. She understands how the key role of the sponsor can have a direct influence on the realization of benefits.