President & CEO

Dr. Jodi L. Abbott, ICD.D

Dr. Jodi L. Abbott is the President and CEO of NorQuest College, and leads an organization renowned for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Her values of creating a respectful and inclusive workplace are imbued in the college’s programs, curriculum, faculty, staff development, and support.

Dr. Abbott is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and currently chairs the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board. She was recently the Chair of Edmonton’s Health City and served as a trustee of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. In addition, she has a longstanding involvement with figure skating, including as an Olympic judge in 2010 and 2014. In 2011, Dr. Abbott was included in the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity’s list of Canada's top-20 most influential women in sport.

In 2013, she received the University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award in recognition of her international work with figure skating and for championing improved health-care services. In 2015, she was named as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), receiving the Trailblazers and Trendsetters Award for women who are either the first in their field or have made a major impact on it. Recently, she was named a Global Woman of Vision and for a second time, as one of Women’s Executive Network's 2018 Most Powerful Women.