Carley George named one of Canada's best marketing executives


Annual awards program from The Globe and Mail celebrates excellence among non-CEO leaders

CALGARY, AB, April 23, 2021 /CNW/ – District Ventures is pleased to announce that Carley George, VP Marketing, has been named one of Canada’s Best Marketing Executives by the Globe and Mail through its 2021 Report on Business Best Executive Award.

The Report on Business Best Executive Awards is an annual program to celebrate excellence among non-CEO leaders at the SVP, EVP and C-suite levels. The 50 winners chosen for 2021 represent the best of Canadian leadership in five functional areas: Finance; Human Resources; Operations; Sales and Marketing; and Technology.

“I am honoured to receive this recognition and am humbled to be included in a group of such remarkable executives,” said Carley George, VP of Marketing at District Ventures. “To lead a team so passionate about the work we produce and partners we work with is, in itself, a rewarding experience – I wouldn’t be in this position without their support and the trust that our partners have placed in District Ventures.”

With over a dozen years of marketing experience, Carley has worked with a diverse portfolio of brands and has deep expertise in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) category. In her current role, she worked alongside Arlene Dickinson to create and lead the marketing arm to Arlene’s $100 million venture capital fund. Known by colleagues as strong leader and a champion of putting people first, Carley’s empathetic style is credited for the company’s culture and partner satisfaction.

“The past year has reaffirmed the importance of empathetic, creative and strong leaders at senior levels,” says James Cowan, Editor, Report on Business Magazine. “Organizations thrive when they have leaders who can inspire their teams as well as execute strategy.”

Nominations for the Best Executive Award were assessed by the Report on Business editorial team based on career background, leadership style, achievements, and impact. To learn more and to see this year’s winners, please visit

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