Marian Gayed joined NorQuest College in 2016 as Vice President, Business Development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, and an MBA from the University of Alberta. Marian brings with her to NorQuest, extensive experience in leadership and consulting with various industry sectors such as education, construction, and healthcare.
Prior to joining NorQuest, Marian was Program Director at University of Alberta Executive Education, working with national and international institutions and organizations. She advised and consulted with a large number of organizations and boards in the public, private and non-profit sector on designing and developing professional development opportunities in governance, strategy and leadership.
Marian has chaired a number of advisory and working committees, and currently sits on two boards: E4C, and Firefly Theatre & Circus. Prior to her tenure at Executive Education, she worked at the Health Organization Studies Centre managing a number of grants for research in the pre-amalgamated healthcare regions. Prior to that, she worked in sales and marketing at Brookfield Residential.