Staff & Consultants Learn more about the team at Calgary Arts Development Board of Directors Find out more about our board All Office of the President & CEO Community Investment & Impact Communications & Engagement Spaces Lisha Hassanali | Photo: Samuel Obadero Lisha Hassanali Manager, Public Affairs, Alberta & Prairies Rogers My first introduction to arts and culture was through film, when my dad introduced me to Bollywood movies as a kid. I was an instant fan of the grand romances, opulent fashion, and seeing brown faces as heroes on the big screen. My love of film led to a 10+ year career in journalism beginning as a film reviewer, then moving into current affairs and arts reporting at CBC Radio. I continue to advocate for Calgary as a public affairs professional while emphasizing a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility to truly reflect us all. I believe public funding for arts is a crucial part of our story, one that enriches our city, entertains our hearts, and drives our economy.