EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2012) - Brad Ferguson joins Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) as president and CEO effective August 1, 2012.
"As a champion for Greater Edmonton, this is a leadership role that I am looking forward to," says Ferguson, founder and CEO of Strategy Summit. "My roots are in this city. I am committed to working with our stakeholders to diversify and sustain Edmonton's economic growth as a prosperous, competitive world city."
A University of Alberta graduate, Ferguson has worked in the private sector, including Procter and Gamble, and KPMG. In addition, he has consulted in strategy development, business planning, and policy work.
"Our recruitment attracted a diverse range of high-calibre candidates," says Peter Silverstone, chair of EEDC. "Clearly there is significant interest in taking Edmonton to the next level, and we, as a board, look forward to working with Brad Ferguson."
Ferguson is active in the community, serving on the boards of Startup Edmonton and the Edmonton Symphony. He replaces Ron Gilbertson, who retired recently after serving as president and CEO in 2007-12.
Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca