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Eight new members of the Board of Directors for Calgary Economic Development were announced today at the 2020 Economic Outlook, including Calgary lawyer Joe Lougheed to the position of Chair of the Board of Directors.

The other Directors appointed to three-year terms on the volunteer Board are:

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve my city as Board Chair for Calgary Economic Development. I believe Calgary in the New Economy is the strategy to build on our strengths, transform our already innovative industries with new technology and create a prosperous future,” said Lougheed “I believe we are headed in the right direction and I am looking forward to supporting the organization and the community to achieve the best for Calgary. Working together is the only way we can achieve our goals.”

Lougheed is a Partner in the Calgary office of the international law firm Dentons, where he has practiced since 1991.  His focus is corporate law, private equity and corporate governance. Lougheed is an active community volunteer and is dedicated to serving his city. 

Among his numerous volunteer roles, he is a past Chair and Director of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), a past Chair & Director of the Calgary Chamber and a former Director of United Way of Calgary and Area. In addition to his role as Board Chair at Calgary Economic Development, Lougheed serves as Honorary Consul for Sweden in Calgary & Southern Alberta.

Steve Allan, who has been Board Chair for Calgary Economic Development since 2014, assumes the position of Past Chair until his term concludes next Spring.

Two new Directors for the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund were also introduced at Economic Outlook 2020; Mark Blackwell, a partner at Builders VC; and Nancy Laird, a corporate director in the energy and tech sectors

“I am always inspired by the tremendous passion for Calgary from all our Board members. The addition of Joe Lougheed as Chair and the new Directors will give us more insight and enthusiasm to achieve our vision for Calgary in the New Economy,” said Mary Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer for Calgary Economic Development. “The strong connections among our Board to all orders of governments, and our business community, will support our mandate to be a conduit, connector and catalyst for prosperity for all Calgarians.”

The complete list of Calgary Economic Development's Board of Directors can be found here.  

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