President and Chief Executive Officer
Calgary Economic Development
Calgary, AB, Canada
Mary became President and CEO of Calgary Economic Development in June 2015 and under her leadership there has been a focus on the broader sense of prosperity for businesses and individuals to build a more economically diverse and vibrant community.
Mary initially joined Calgary Economic Development as the Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Research in 2010. She brought extensive leadership experience in the development of strategy, marketing, stakeholder relations, and fund development with leading companies including TELUS, Delta Hotels, Canadian Airlines and WARDAIR.
At Calgary Economic Development, Mary led teams that created the Calgary. Be Part of the Energy promotional brand that has been adopted by all civic agencies, the award-winning local flood recovery YYCisOPEN campaign, and she oversaw a refocusing of the 10-year Economic Strategy for Calgary: Building on our Energy;. Under Mary’s leadership, her teams have earned more than 100 major marketing and economic development awards.
Mary earned an MBA from Royal Roads University and is active in the Calgary community. She is a director on several non-profit boards, including Sport Calgary, Calgary Sport Tourism Authority, Calgary Police Foundation, Beakerhead and Van Horne Institute. She is also a past president of Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.