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TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Canadian Management Centre, which has been providing outstanding
training and professional development since 1963, today announced the
appointment of John Wright as President and Managing Director.
Mr. Wright succeeds Greg Breen, who retired in December.
"We're delighted that a leader of John Wright's accomplishments has
joined Canadian Management Centre," said Edward T. Reilly, President
and CEO of American Management Association International, with which
Canadian Management Centre is affiliated. "John has the experience,
energy and vision to guide the organization into a compelling new era."
"I'm honoured and excited to be a part of Canada's leading training and
professional development organization," said Mr. Wright, who has more
than 25 years of senior level experience in business-to-business and
business-to-consumer professional services. He served as President of
Wunderman Canada, and as a Senior Vice President and a member of the
Executive Committee of LoyaltyOne, the creator and manager of the AIR
MILES Reward Program.
"The Canadian Management Centre brand means excellence, " said Mr.
Wright. "Our clients include such organizations as CIBC, Imperial Oil,
the City of Calgary, Shoppers Drug Mart and NAV Canada. Last year, more
than 15,000 Canadians enrolled in our public and customized programs
Mr. Wright is clear about his goals for the Canadian Management Centre.
"My objectives are to reinforce our reputation, and build on the
potential we have here," he said. "The opportunities are endless,
because learning is an endless demand business."
A self-described "long-term student," Mr. Wright believes that
"high-quality training is essential for organizations committed to
ensuring productivity, developing talent, and acquiring and retaining
"A coherent learning strategy," he states, "is the killer business app
of the decade."
Mr. Wright has a passion for education.
He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto
and an MBA from York University, Schulich School of Business, and has
extensive experience as an educator and facilitator.
For four years, he was Chair of the Education Committee of the Canadian
Marketing Association, leading the way to the creation of Canada's
first marketing industry certification program. To date, more than
1,700 professionals have completed the program.
He was a facilitator with the Institute of Communication Agencies for
seven years, and currently serves as a Faculty Advisor with the
organization's new Masters Certificate in Brand Communications.
About Canadian Management Centre
For 48 years, Canadian Management Centre has provided professional
development and management education that improves immediate
performance and long-term results.
The organization provides open enrollment courses and customized
learning solutions across Canada, including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal,
Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Vancouver.
Canadian Management Centre is affiliated with the American Management
Association International Network, a global not-for-profit organization
that provides a full range of management development and educational
services to individuals, companies and government agencies worldwide.
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