Jeffrey Spalding, CEO of the Glenbow and cultural rockstar, unexpectedly steps down
As I’ve been posting for a bit on Twitter and Facebook, Jeffrey Spalding, the CEO of the Glenbow Museum has stepped down this afternoon. Rather unexpected to be blunt. The story is being reported by the Herald and CBC now too.
Here’s the official word from the man himself:
A note to colleagues and friends:
This afternoon, Glenbow and I parted company. Enclosed you will find a media release issued by Lachlan Currie, chair of the board. It has been my privilege and honour to work with fine staff, generous colleagues as well as wonderful supportive partners, sponsors and donors. Together much of great note has been accomplished. THANKS!
My personal email is: [deleted for privacy reasons]
Jeffrey Spalding C.M.
President, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
This certainly is sad news for the Calgary cultural community. From the outside perspective Jeffrey’s work at the Glenbow has been commendable. Not since Lance Carlson moved to town to take over the Alberta College of Art and Design has one individual or organization shook up the cultural and business communities so thoroughly.
I’m throughly disappointed. I think I’ll go to Ramsay tonight and visit the Device to Root out Evil and mourn.
I certainly hope that he is moving on for reasons that are personsally positive. I wish him all the best assuming they are. (And I can’t wait to find out the reasons behind such a seemingly quick move.)