New CADA president and CEO

As Terry Rock the man who helmed Calgary Arts Development since its inception prepares to step down the city agency has announced Patti Pon as the new president and CEO effective August 1.

The appointment shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to those in the arts community. Pon was most recently director of resource development at CADA and brings extensive experience to the role.

Pon will be responsible for guiding Calgary’s arts plan through its final stages and takes over just in time for a municipal election in October. Rock will step down on July 31.