The Edmonton CDC is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Gingras as the Interim Executive Director as of August 16, 2021.
Karen has been with the CDC since 2018 working closely with the Executive Director as our Director of Neighbourhood Development. For over 20 years, Karen’s passionate involvement in community economic development has taken her across the province. Karen has prior experience working as an executive director in non-profit organizations such as Vibrant Communities Edmonton where she led the creation of Make Tax Time Pay and furthered the financial literacy program through various collaborations. Karen’ wide range of experience as a business coach, lender and her role of manager of planning and development at a northern municipality lends itself directly to the multi-faceted work of the Edmonton CDC.
As Karen steps into her new role, we want to take a moment to extend our gratitude to Mark Holmgren, who served as the Edmonton Community Development Company Executive Director for the past three years. The team at ECDC wishes Mark all the best in his retirement and thanks him for his commitment to the organization.
We are excited to move forward in this new chapter as an organization and will continue to keep you updated throughout the year.