Mary Rowe, President and Ceo
Mary is a leading urban advocate and civil society leader who has worked in cities across Canada and the United States. Mary comes to CUI with several years of experience as a urban advocate and community leader, including serving as Executive Vice President of the Municipal Art Society of New York (MASNYC), one of America’s oldest civic advocacy organizations focused on the built environment. A mid-career fellowship with the US-based blue moon fund led her to New Orleans where she worked with national philanthropy, governments and local communities to support rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. Prior, Mary was President of the Canadian platform Ideas That Matter, a convening and publishing program based on the work of renowned urbanist Jane Jacobs.
Mary has been a frequent contributor to national and international city-building programs, including UN Habitat and the World Urban Forum. She brings an extensive international network of practitioners from government, industry, community activism, and the city-building professions to strengthen CUI under her leadership.
Staff & Associates
Board of Directors
Andréa Callà Chair
President & CEO, The Calla Group.
Chief of Staff, Office of the President, University of Guelph.
Senior Manager, KPMG.
Director, Lending at Vancity Community Investment Bank.
Former Chief Resilience Officer, City of Toronto.
Dr. Judy Farvolden
Executive Director, University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute.
Deputy Chief Customer Officer,
Toronto Transit Commission.
Vice President, Economic Blueprint Institute, Toronto Region Board of Trade.
Associate General Director, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).
Director, Urban Solutions, Hatch.
President & CEO, CANCEA.
Executive Advisor, Doblin.