Ellen Wright Terrill
Ellen Wright Terrill is passionate about increasing opportunities for women to be successful both personally and professionally. Having balanced the demands of a full-time career, family, school and volunteer commitments, she now chooses to focus her energy and talents in ways that enhance the lives of women.
An inspirational and generative leader whose key strengths are strategic thinking and relationship building, Ellen has decades of experience leading not-for-profit and government organizations. Ellen served the Calgary Police Commission (CPC) as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2018. Before coming to the CPC in 2010, she was the President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Southern Alberta. Previous board and advisory roles include serving as: a board member for the Calgary South Rotary Club; the Chair of Mount Royal College’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Degree program; an advisory committee member for the Personal Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Alberta Residential Tenancies Acts, and an advisory committee member of the ABC’s of Fraud program.
In addition to her extensive background with diversified boards, alternative dispute resolution and practical business experience, Ellen completed her MBA with a concentration in governance in early 2014 and recently completed the requirements for The Institute of Corporate Directors’ Not For Profit Governance Essentials Program.