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Miranda Jordan Smith, CEO
As the Chief Executive Officer of the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS), Miranda Jordan-Smith leads a progressive and dynamic non-profit charitable organization with 125 employees and a volunteer base of approximately 2000. Miranda was initially hired to manage operations in October 2013. In February 2014, she was appointed to the role of acting CEO and quickly demonstrated her adept leadership ability and strong business acumen, which led to her officially being named CEO in July 2014.
As CEO, Miranda is focused on creating a new workplace culture and building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. In 2015, she led the collaborative creation of a new vision, mission, and areas of focus, which serve as the organization’s foundation for lasting change. Her dedication to advancing animal welfare gave rise to her being named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 (class of 2015).
Miranda has an extensive background in communications and business operations management that spans over 15 years in both private and public sectors. Her credentials include a public relations diploma from MacEwan University, a BA from the University of Alberta, an MBA from the University of Liverpool, and a post-graduate certificate in non-profit management from Harvard University.
Advancement and humane education are the focus of Miranda’s organizational vision, which will strengthen the Edmonton Humane Society’s position as a leader in animal welfare. Building empathy and compassion for a more humane world is Miranda’s passion. This passion led her to join the Board of Directors as the Vice Chair for the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), and become a founding member of a national group, Women for a Humane Canada, of which she also serves as Vice-Chair.
Miranda, her husband, and their two daughters share their home with two lovely cats, Mickey and Dweezle, and their dog, Jun-Jun. The family also opens their home to foster EHS animals, and Miranda’s two daughters volunteer at the shelter as well – empathy and compassion for animals is truly a family affair.