Media Release

April 10, 2014

The Banff Centre announces resignation of President Jeff Melanson

For immediate release, April 10, 2014.
Banff, AB.

 Banff Centre announces resignation of President Jeff Melanson

The Board of Governors of The Banff Centre announce with regret that President Jeff Melanson has today tendered his resignation.

In the next few weeks, the Board will announce a full plan for the transition period to ensure that the Centre’s strategic plan remains on course. This transition plan, expected to be fully in place by September, will be prepared by the Board with support from the leadership team.

Brenda Mackie, Chair of the Board, will immediately begin a search process for a new president.

Melanson is resigning for family reasons and will be returning to Toronto. He was appointed President in January 2012.

“During Jeff’s time with The Banff Centre, he introduced an exciting new vision for our future, and put in place a dynamic and talented team. Jeff has also been instrumental in developing the Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute. He leaves with our very best wishes for his future,” says Mackie.

Melanson says, “It is with regret that I have resigned from my role as President. I believe fully in The Banff Centre, its Board, its staff, and its strategic direction. I will continue to be a champion and promoter of The Banff Centre.”  

About The Banff Centre

The Banff Centre is the largest arts and creativity incubator on the planet. Its mission is inspiring creativity. The Banff Centre adds to Canada's and the world's cultural repertoire by commissioning, supporting, and producing new creative works, and developing multidimensional artists for the international stage in an artistically rich learning environment.

Media Inquiries should be directed to:

Jessica Lovett
Acting Executive Director, Marketing & Communications
The Banff Centre

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Jessica Lovett
Acting Executive Director, Marketing and Communications