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February 9 2021

Searching for the next President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber

Calgary’s business community is built on determination, drive and dreams. In a rapidly changing business environment, we know there is strength in numbers. The Calgary Chamber of Commerce has been expanding networks, amplifying voices and strengthening enterprise for 130 years. Together we are growing opportunities with collective expertise. That’s the Network Effect.

Founded in 1891, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan business organization. Its purpose is to be a voice for businesses in Calgary, to provide growth opportunities, and to advocate for public policies that enable their success. As a part of the Chamber network, businesses in Calgary will stay connected and be supported through a myriad of programs, and focused advocacy at all levels of government.

While our business community rallies together to face what the future holds, our next chapter will encompass both supporting and showcasing our members during this unprecedented time and helping to lead the post pandemic economic recovery.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has a unique and exciting opportunity to serve and support the business community in Canada’s most enterprising city. This passionate and dynamic leader will develop and execute a transformational strategy advancing the Chamber’s mission and vision through new and innovative ways to attract, engage, retain and deliver value to members, businesspeople and our diverse community. The President and CEO will drive meaningful change that improves the prosperity and connectivity of the Calgary business community while ensuring the relevance and financial sustainability of this historic organization. Along with their dedicated team, this leader will foster an inclusive environment of connectivity through meaningful thought exchange and collaboration that allow start-ups, small, midsize, and enterprise businesses to engage across a broad spectrum of industries. The successful candidate will take the opportunity to embrace the strength of our platform within Calgary, Alberta and on the national stage.

Known as a community and team builder, the ideal candidate is visionary, inspirational, entrepreneurial, politically astute, collaborative and a strong communicator. With at least 5-10 years of progressive and diverse experience at the executive level, this authentic leader has demonstrated strength in strategic planning, public speaking, change management and exceptional relationship and community building skills. Our next President and CEO has the power of network to connect with a broad range of stakeholder groups across our community including business, industry, academia, not-for-profit organizations, and government. This results-driven individual is recognized for their achievements in team leadership, advocacy, communications, marketing, board engagement, and financial management. The Chamber’s new vision will inspire, influence change and growth, reinvigorate confidence, and amplify Calgary’s entrepreneurial spirit driving opportunity for the whole city. When we increase our collective power, everybody wins.

Janet Soles and Associates has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. For more information about this opportunity or to apply, please send your resume and letter of interest in confidence to

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The Chamber's purpose is to be a voice for businesses in Calgary, to provide growth opportunities, and to advocate for public policies that enable their success.