Mark Morrissey is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Fort Saskatchewan where he is responsible for overseeing industrial and commercial investment attraction, as well as business retention and support.
Prior to joining the team in Fort Saskatchewan in 2014, Mark lived and worked in the capital city of Nunavut Territory, Iqaluit. What was supposed to be a 6 month stint in the Arctic, quickly turned into 6 years as head of the Nunavut Economic Developers Association where he was responsible for supporting the development goals and initiatives of northern communities, specifically as it related to infrastructure, development, transportation, and mining. While in the North Mark was elected to City Council in Iqaluit and appointed Chair of the Municipal Standing Committee for Economic Development. While in this role, he led successful initiatives to attract aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus and Airbus Military to conduct the A380, A350, and A400M cold-weather testing programs in the city, injecting millions into the local economy.
Mark has a degree in Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a Master’s in Community Development from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, and his Canadian and International Economic Developer designations from the Economic Developers Association of Canada and the International Economic Development Council. In 2015 Development Counsellors International selected him as one of Economic Development’s Top 40 under 40.