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Central Alberta Economic Partnership names new executive director

The Central Alberta Economic Partnership has appointed a new executive director.

CAEP, a membership-based organization aiming to advance central Alberta’s regional competitive advantage, announced Thursday that Tracy Gardner will take over the role on May 1.

“We are thrilled to have Tracy join CAEP as our Executive Director. She will work alongside the Board of Directors and our members to continue to build the relevance and profile of CAEP within our region,” says James Carpenter, CAEP Board Chair.

According to a release, Gardner joins CAEP with over fifteen years’ experience empowering staff and engaging volunteers to satisfy and exceed corporate and community goals and objectives to create opportunity and contribute favorably to the community.

“I am ready for a new opportunity that fully integrates my diverse and authentic skill set with an economic development organization that enthusiastically embraces a regional economic growth strategy,” said Gardner.

Carpenter added he believes Gardner can help push the organization forward.

“Tracy is a passionate community leader that elevates partner collaboration, membership satisfaction and community engagement,” Carpenter added.

“Tracy’s focus on quality relationships builds trust among partners and stakeholders while positioning CAEP for strategic success.”

CAEP is involved in several initiatives, including Regional Business Retention and Support, Business and Investment Attraction, Rural and Indigenous Broadband Connectivity, Transportation and Logistics, Regional Land Database, Municipal Investment Attraction Readiness Program, Economic Development Member Training.

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