Mary Ellen’s career prior to ARBI was as a financial services executive at BMO with expertise in wealth management, private equity, corporate finance and risk management. Her leadership strengths include operations expertise and client relationship management, with a solid governance background achieved through board experience in both public and non-profit sectors. Her education includes the Institute of Canadian Directors (ICD.D), Master of Business Administration from York University (Schulich), Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calgary and CMA designation from Society of Management Accountants. Mary Ellen is a native Albertan originally from a farm in the Carstairs area. She is married with two adult children.