The one-time head of Calgary’s failed Olympic bid has returned to her job as CEO of Calgary Economic Development.
Mary Moran is back at the helm of CED this week after a fivemonth leave of absence, during which time she served as CEO of Calgary ’s Olympic bid corporation. Moran, the first woman to head an Olympic bid corporation in Canada, steered the development of a hosting plan with a $5.1-billion price tag ($2.8 billion of which would have been public money) and led a gruelling public engagement campaign in the lead-up to the Nov. 13 plebiscite.
Moran had said a successful bid could have brought a “10-to-1” return on investment and created more than 15,000 jobs. Voters ultimately rejected the Olympic proposal by a 56.4 per cent margin. Steve Allan, chair of the board of directors for Calgary Economic Development, took on the role of the organization’s executive chair during Moran’s absence to cover her duties. Calgary Economic Development will host its annual Report to the Community on Feb. 28.
Jeff S -
She was a complete failure in the olympic fiasco. A campaign that can be accurately described as a collection of misinformation, half truths, and outright lies. That should be enough motivation to get rid of her permanently.
Michael Sean Poland -
I'd like to thank the classy citizen that is Ms Moran for all of her efforts during the Olympic campaign.
Sarcasm I’ll assume.
I don’t think Mary Moron is qualified to run a lemonade stand. But the again what does CED ever do anyways.