Business & Trade Non-Profit

in Calgary

Gillian's Story

Gillian joined Calgary Economic Development as Vice President, Business & Trade Development in March 2014. Prior to joining Calgary Economic Development, Gillian was the Regional Vice President for Western Canada with American Express Global Business Travel. In her nine years with AMEX, Gillian held roles with AMEX Global Corporate Travel and AMEX Bank of Canada, and was the recipient of various awards recognizing her contributions.

Gillian was born in the UK, but has spent most of her career in Calgary. While she has led teams across Western Canada, Gillian has always been based in Calgary, allowing her to passionately promote the city she calls home.

Gillian is a graduate of Economics from the University of Alberta and has experience working in economic development, corporate travel, banking, and hospitality. Outside of work, Gillian makes the most of her Rocky Mountain backyard and enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking and spending time with her husband and three daughters.



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Adam Legge

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Tim Olafson

Partner at Stone-Olafson