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Ellen Parker has a proven track record of strong leadership and helping businesses thrive

Mario Toneguzzi |

Ellen Parker is a pillar in the Calgary community as a leader and an active volunteer – serving on a variety of Boards and Committees.

Ellen Parker is the founder and CEO of PARKER PR, the public relations firm based in Calgary with clients across Canada and in New York City. She has a proven track record of strong leadership and helping businesses thrive through creating and implementing thoughtful communication strategies.

Prior to founding PARKER PR, Ellen worked in New York City for the Institute for Children and Poverty and for boutique PR firms representing a variety of celebrities, hotels and small businesses. In Canada, Ellen has worked for the Alberta government, Word Fest: Banff Calgary International Writers Festival, the Calgary Food Bank and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ellen sits on the Board of Directors for the Famous 5 Foundation, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation Board of Trustees, the Chair of the Hillhurst Parent Council, the Mount Royal University Public Relations Advisory Committee and an ongoing volunteer for the Brenda Strafford Centre, a home for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Ellen is one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Alumni and a recipient of the Mayors’ Excellence Award for her work as the Manager of Education and Outreach with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Ellen is most proud of her family – including her parents, husband and her two boys, her team at PARKER PR, and her commitment to volunteerism.


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