Thursday, March 25, 2010

City announces Mac Logan new Transportation GM

Malcolm (Mac) Logan has been selected as The City of Calgary’s General Manager of Transportation. Mr. Logan is currently the Director of Transportation Infrastructure, and has served in the past as the Director of both Roads and Transportation Planning business units with The City. His appointment is effective March 27, 2010.

“Mr. Logan’s extensive background in every aspect of transportation infrastructure and his demonstrated commitment to innovation, effectiveness and sustainability in the mobility and growth-related operations make him an ideal candidate to lead Calgary’s critical transportation businesses,” said City Manager Owen Tobert.

“Further, Mr. Logan has a keen understanding of customer service and the need to be responsive to citizen expectations,” said Mr. Tobert.

Mr. Logan first joined The City of Calgary in 1995. He has a Masters of Business Administration from Queens University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta. He has also done graduate level studies in Transportation Engineering. He began his career in the private sector more than 20 years ago working for firms such as Swanson Transportation Consultants and Reid Crowther & Partners.

In addition to his director responsibilities, Mr. Logan has also been an active participant on Alberta Transportation’s ring road project, Calgary Airport Authority liaison committee, the Waste & Recycling Blue Cart implementation team and The City’s tangible capital assets steering committee.

"I'm thrilled and honoured to be selected as the new leader,” said Mr. Logan. “Calgarians take a keen interest in The City's planning, design and operation of paths, roads and transit. It is my vision to make our transportation system the best in Canada”.

“I’m confident in the abilities of our employees and together we will find ways to make this a reality and be recognized for our leadership. This will encompass all areas from pedestrians to buses to trucks. I'm committed to helping keep Calgary a great place to live," he added.

Mr. Logan was appointed from a large field of highly qualified candidates from across North America and from within The City of Calgary. He replaces John Hubbell who retired after 38 years with The City of Calgary.

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