EEDC is managed by an entrepreneurial team of professionals proud to be at the forefront of building our city.

Our leadership team has extensive industry expertise, and is responsible for cultivating new leaders within the organization.

Maggie Davison
Interim CEO
P: 780-917-7623

On April 1, 2020 Maggie Davison was appointed as Interim CEO by the EEDC Board of Directors.

In her role as Vice-President of Edmonton Tourism at Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), Maggie Davison has worked hard to inspire new vision, focus and direction.

Recognized now as an award-winning team and industry leader, Edmonton Tourism is a Destination Marketing Organization to watch in the world of Visitor Attraction.

Maggie brings to EEDC over 25 years of experience in the travel industry, having been recognized in the UK for her outstanding contributions to the industry. Her entrepreneurial background includes owning and operating a manufacturing business and a Travel franchise, working in the United Kingdom market as Managing Director for the Canadian Tourism Commission and on the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC. Lastly, in 2009, Maggie began creating the destination marketing organization Tourism Jasper from the ground up – gathering a new team and repositioning Jasper as the most authentic Canadian Rocky Mountain community.

With a background in human resources and training, her real passion is to share her experience and grow her passionate and dedicated Tourism team.
She currently resides in Stony Plain with her husband Dave their golden retriever, Jazz and is Mom to their blended family of four adult children. She has a passion for horses, flying and gardening.

Terry Curtis
Vice-President, Corporate Relations
P: 780-917-7630

Terry Curtis is the Vice President of Corporate Relations at Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC). As part of the Executive Team, he is responsible for designing and leading EEDC’s external stakeholder communications strategies, internal communications strategies, and developing the high performing team needed to deliver on these strategies.

He brings over 15 years of extensive experience from Intuit Canada and General Electric, focused on multi-year business and organizational transformation, employee communications and engagement strategies, project and change management, effective leadership, and leading, developing, and mentoring high-performing teams. As a communications business partner, he has supported C-suite leaders and teams across North America, the UK, and India. He uses a team-focused approach to building communications strategies, goals, and plans that works well in dynamic environments.

Professionally, Terry is passionate about making complex topics simple to understand. Championing the strategic direction of the business, he coaches executives to achieve best communication outcomes, earning them a reputation for transparency, inclusiveness, and effectiveness.

Terry graduated from the University of Calgary where he majored in Economics, and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, a Scrum Master, and an Innovation Catalyst.

Outside of the office, Terry spends time with his wife, Tracey and daughter, Emily, reading anything by his favourite author Cormac McCarthy, watching dystopian films, and enjoying B.C. and Californian wines.

Ellen Hollinger
Vice-President, Corporate Services
P: 780-917-7653

Ellen is responsible for leading a dynamic team of professionals in the areas of HR, Finance, IT and Market Intelligence. This team, made up of key business enablers and trusted business partners, provides governance, advice and scalable solutions for all EEDC divisions and its 1,500 employees to ensure the best possible business performance and employee experience.

As a trusted advisor and leader, her passion stems from an interest in corporate culture, the key drivers that influence it, and its effects on productivity. Prior to joining EEDC, Ellen worked in several industries including hospitality, telecommunications, public administration and retail, with a passion for people and organizational effectiveness. She brings to EEDC over 20 years of combined operational and human resources experience.

Ellen is a graduate from the University of Alberta, where she received a Bachelor of Education and Human Resource Management Diploma. She currently resides in St. Albert with her husband and two daughters, and has a passion for camping, travelling, and gardening.

Arlindo Gomes
Vice-President, Venue Management
P: 780-491-5544

Arlindo Gomes is the Vice-President of Venue Management and joined the leadership team in September of 2017 to lead the transition of the Edmonton EXPO Centre from Northlands to the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC). In this role, Arlindo provides strategic oversight over the Edmonton EXPO Centre and Edmonton Convention Centre ensuring both venues operate as best in class while maximizing the economic and community benefit to the City of Edmonton.

Arlindo brings more than 25 years of experience in the live sports and entertainment industry. His professional background includes positions with the Shaw Conference Centre, Fantasyland Hotel, Northlands, and Alberta Health Services. He has successfully led multi-venue operations and portfolios as part of senior leadership teams.

A past board member of the Alberta Restaurant and Foodservices Association, Arlindo has also served on the board of the US-based National Association of Concessionaires as Vice President. With a passion for developing a culture of service and an interest in supporting the success of others, Arlindo is driven by the desire to make a difference.

Arlindo has called Edmonton home since he was nine years old, and he has raised his five children in the city alongside his wife Marnie. Community activist, coach and avid sports enthusiast, Arlindo coached his children through various sports as they grew up and now plays alongside them in local leagues. His desire to support his community is still demonstrated by his continued involvement in coaching youth soccer.


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