34 episodes

Welcome to Elevated Access, a podcast about the access required for energy and infrastructure developments across North America.

Join me, Chad Hughes, as we meet with those at the top of their field whose experiences have helped shape the energy and infrastructure landscape – leaders who get access.

Whether you’re a business leader, project developer, or professional who has been part of the access journey, or simply interested in what enables development, this podcast sheds light on the depth of care and attention that goes into securing access for development – and just how big of an undertaking it is.

Elevated Access | The Inside Story Chad Hughes | CEO; Entrepreneurial Leader; Author

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to Elevated Access, a podcast about the access required for energy and infrastructure developments across North America.

Join me, Chad Hughes, as we meet with those at the top of their field whose experiences have helped shape the energy and infrastructure landscape – leaders who get access.

Whether you’re a business leader, project developer, or professional who has been part of the access journey, or simply interested in what enables development, this podcast sheds light on the depth of care and attention that goes into securing access for development – and just how big of an undertaking it is.

    S03|E06 - Generational Shifts and Adaptability in the Energy Industry with James Thurston

    S03|E06 - Generational Shifts and Adaptability in the Energy Industry with James Thurston

    Chad Hughes invites James Thurston, a longtime friend and experienced land agent, to the show to discuss insights on their generation and its alignment with the industry. James Thurston reflects on his journey, emphasizing the importance of networking and building relationships during his time in the land agent program. He shares how chance and curiosity led him to the field, working on the Alliance pipeline and later in various locations across Western Canada.

    • 51 min
    S03|E05 - Green Energy Initiatives with Blandon Granger

    S03|E05 - Green Energy Initiatives with Blandon Granger

    Host Chad Hughes welcomes Blandon Granger, Supervisor of Real Estate Services for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), to the show. Blandon has been in the energy industry at SMUD for the past seventeen years and supervises asset management and complex acquisitions. He talks with Chad about the impacts of EV charging and urban development on his role.

    • 49 min
    S03|E04 - Jennifer Tidmarsh

    S03|E04 - Jennifer Tidmarsh

    Host Chad Hughes welcomes Jennifer Tidmarsh, Vice President of Indigenous Relations & Partnerships with Ontario Power Generation, to the show. Jennifer talks about the development of small modular reactors in the nuclear space and the challenges surrounding presenting those solutions to the community.

    • 48 min
    S03|E03 - Pablo Gutiérrez

    S03|E03 - Pablo Gutiérrez

    Host Chad Hughes welcomes Pablo Gutiérrez, Managing Director of O’Gorman&Hagerman professional services firm, to the show to talk about what it’s like to acquire land access and engage with the public in Mexico. O’Gorman&Hagerman started in corporate law but moved to provide agrarian services which is where they now specialize.

    • 50 min
    S03|E02 - Robert McCallum

    S03|E02 - Robert McCallum

    Host Chad Hughes welcomes Robert McCallum, President of McCallum Environmental, to the show. Robert has been working in the environmental consulting industry for over 25 years and he specifically brings his experience in working across varied Canadian provincial jurisdictions to the conversation.

    • 41 min
    S03|01 - Gordon MacNair

    S03|01 - Gordon MacNair

    In the inaugural episode of Elevated Access’ third season, Chad Hughes is joined by Senior Real Estate Infrastructure Advisor Gordon MacNair. Gordon has spent time with the RWA and worked across more than six countries. He shares advice along with the similarities and differences between the jurisdictions.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Vilnian ,

Exceptional Insight for Project Developers

In just three episodes, I’ve been able to harness the experiences of guests with close to a century of experience in the Access realm for major projects. The stories of challenges and triumphs, relationships and their complexities, and the importance of early recognition of diverse interests at senior leadership levels for new developments are a must-listen for anyone in the Access space. As a professional in the Access space, I'm anxiously looking forward to future episodes and the stories from my peers. Great podcast.

Alex Hochhausen ,

Excellent Podcast!

Very informative podcast that is a great listen for both industry insiders and laypeople alike. Chad and his excellent guests provide a very insightful view of their industry that is sure to keep people captivated.

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