Cat’s Track #148 – Ken Keelor
Welcome to Cat’s Track Episode 148, with guest Ken Keelor.
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As CEO of Calgary Co-op Ken brings passion and enthusiasm to his strategic oversight of one of the largest retail cooperatives in North America, providing Calgary Co-op’s 440,000 member-owners with exceptional shopping experiences, products and services. Since being appointed CEO of the Calgary based co-operative in 2014, Ken has led the development of a new 10-year strategic plan, and overseen the refreshment of pharmacies, investment in store redevelopments, construction of new gas stations, acquisition of liquor stores, the launch of Co-op Cannabis, and the recent acquisition of Community Natural Foods. Ken brings a wealth of Canadian and international food retailing expertise to his current role including executive roles at Sobey’s and Rexall. Ken holds an ICD.D, BSc (Physics) and an MBA (Marketing). He is on the Board of the Dean’s Advisory for the SAIT School of Hospitality & Tourism. When he’s not in the office (or in a store engaging members and energizing team members), you might find Ken in Fish Creek Park or pursuing his interests of kickboxing, spinning and bridge. His favourite local food item? Paradise Hill tomatoes.