Patti Pon

Patti Pon

President & CEO

Calgary Arts Development President & CEO Patti Pon is a veteran community and arts champion with an extensive track record of leadership and service in Calgary.

Patti has deep and diverse experience in the arts sector, having served as Vice President, Administration at the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts (now Arts Commons), with stints at the Alberta Performing Arts Stabilization Fund and Alberta Theatre Projects, among others. In the community, she serves on the board of The Calgary Foundation and on a committee for the Calgary Stampede. She was a founding board member of the Asian Heritage Foundation (Southern Alberta) and served on the steering committee for imagineCalgary as well as on the board of CKUA Radio Network. She comes to the position of President & CEO from her most recent position as Director, Resource Development, Calgary Arts Development.

Patti holds a BFA in Drama and an MBA in Arts Administration, and has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal as well as the 2013 Harry and Martha Cohen Award, recognizing significant contribution to Calgary’s theatre community.

When not working feverishly as an arts champion, Patti has been known to sip on bubble tea from her favourite joint (Try Again Beverage’s House… no really, that’s the name!) and pondering where her next travel adventure will take her.

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