Carrie Cussons Reappointed as President and CEO

Events East Group announced today, Aug.16, that Carrie Cussons has been re-appointed president and CEO of the organization for a three-year contract until Nov. 30, 2021.

“The organization has continued to thrive under Carrie’s leadership, as proven through the successful transition to the new Halifax Convention Centre this past year,” said Justin McDonough, chair of the board of directors for Events East. “Stability is critical as the organization continues to work through transition and we have full confidence in her vision for the future.”

Ms. Cussons was appointed president and CEO of the organization for a two-year contract in 2016. She brings a diverse business background, including over two decades of management experience with a concentration in financial and operational leadership.

She joined the organization in 2009 as chief financial officer and oversaw the corporate services group with responsibility for finance, human resources and technology. She quickly became a strategic lead in all areas of the business and was responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s plan to prepare for the transition to the new convention centre.

During her tenure as president and CEO, she led the successful opening, operations and event attraction strategy for the Halifax Convention Centre as well as continued operations of Scotiabank Centre and Ticket Atlantic.

“I am proud to be leading such a talented, committed team during an exciting time for our organization,” said Ms. Cussons. “Together with our partners and community, we will continue to attract a strong, diverse mix of events to Nova Scotia with a focus on creating memorable event experiences for each and every guest we host.”

Events East is a government partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality. It manages and operates the Halifax Convention Centre, Scotiabank Centre and Ticket Atlantic.

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