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Following a five month leave of absence to serve as CEO for Calgary 2026 (developing a bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games), Mary Moran has returned to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer at Calgary Economic Development with an ambitious agenda for 2019.

“This will be a year of more change, more challenges and more opportunities,” Moran said. “My time away has given me even more confidence in the passionate team at Calgary Economic Development. The organization continued to implement the Economic Strategy for Calgary by attracting companies, creating jobs and advancing the innovation and talent agendas.”

In addition to those areas, top priorities for Calgary Economic Development in 2019 will include:

Moran became the first woman to head an Olympic bid corporation in Canada in August after the Board of Directors at Calgary Economic Development gave her a leave of absence. When the city decided not to pursue a bid, Moran returned to the job she has held since 2015.

Board Chair Steve Allan took on the role of Executive Chair and filled in for Moran in her absence.

“Calgary 2026 was an incredible learning experience and it reinforced just how much I love this city and how committed I am to making Calgary an even better place for people to make a living and make a life,” she said.

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