Geraldine Anderson was named the new Vice-President of Marketing & Communications, Strategy & Strategic Alliances for Calgary Economic Development.
“There is an amazing cultural, professional and business fit with Geri and everything our organization does and stands for. She is a natural collaborator and team builder,” said Brad Parry, President and CEO of Calgary Economic Development and the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund. “Her wealth of experience and understanding of the unique position and role Calgary Economic Development plays in our community and with key stakeholders will help advance the vision for our city.”
In the newly created role, Anderson will lead teams in Marketing & Communications, Strategy and Strategic Alliances.
“I am thrilled to join the team at Calgary Economic Development. I look forward to contributing to the important work underway to make this city more economically resilient and make economic prosperity accessible to all,” said Anderson. “This is the city I’ve chosen to make home, and I am excited to help tell its evolving story.”
Over her 15-year career, Anderson has held a series of progressively more senior positions in communications and public policy advocacy in the private sector and government. Most recently, she was with the Government of Canada as Director, Communications for the Office of the Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies.
Anderson was Director, Policy & Communications for the Calgary Chamber from 2019 to 2021. Prior to the Chamber, she held senior roles in communications, government and stakeholder relations and public affairs with TD Bank Group, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Navigator Ltd.
Anderson earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Master of Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).