A NEW FUTURE FOR TELUS SPARK
DR. MARY ANNE MOSER APPOINTED AS TELUS SPARK’S NEW CEO AND PRESIDENT
March 7, 2019 — The Board of Directors of TELUS Spark is delighted to announce Dr. Mary Anne Moser as the new CEO and President. After a comprehensive search across North America, the Board found the very best talent for this position right here in Calgary. Dr. Moser will begin her new role on April 8, 2019.
Mary Anne brings more than 25 years of experience in entrepreneurial roles where science meets society. Ten years ago, Mary Anne co-founded Beakerhead, an international first that brings people together at the crossroads of art, science and engineering, and for the last six years has been the full-time CEO. Mary Anne has worked across a variety of not-for-profits from the Banff Centre to the University of Calgary to innovative organizations created by government.
“As a senior executive and CEO, Mary Anne’s record of building innovative, community-based enterprises with high performing, collaborative teams and her commitment to strong internal and external communications make her the perfect fit to lead TELUS Spark into the future,” says Sheila Leggett, Chair of the TELUS Spark Board of Directors. “TELUS Spark is ready to take on the future and we are thrilled to welcome Mary Anne to the organization. We look forward to her leadership in building strong and lasting strategic partnerships and to bringing our science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) culture to the next level.” “The Board thanks Barry Crean, Interim President and CEO, for his strong and committed leadership during the CEO search,” says Leggett. “He has financially stabilized the organization in under a year, and has positioned the organization for an exciting future. Barry will continue to serve TELUS Spark in the role of Chief Operating Officer. We look forward to his ongoing leadership.”
The Board also expresses its gratitude to Brent Shervey and Nathan Berko of Boyden Executive Search for their exceptional insights and dedication in finding the right leader to build on and enhance TELUS Spark’s presence in Calgary and beyond.
Lori Massé, Interim Director, Marketing and Communications