Executive Director in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Josh Traptow is a dynamic leader in the heritage and non-profit sectors. A sought after leader, communicator and advisor he has worked for both the municipal and provincial governments and has a unique understanding of the issues facing Calgary and our province.
Currently, Josh is the Executive Director of Heritage Calgary which is a charitable Civic Partner of the City of Calgary.
He is an experienced political staffer at the both the Alberta Legislature and Calgary City Hall, having served in the Office of the Premier, in the Office of the Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development and for two City Councillors.
Josh is an active community volunteer, he is the immediate Past Chair of the Calgary Stampede's Agriculture & Western Events Media Committee and also serves as the Chair of the Board of the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) and on the board of the Women In Need Society (WINS). He is a past board member of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and Vertigo Theatre.
He has also volunteered for the Monarchist League of Canada, SAIT, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Calgary, United Way of Calgary and the Calgary Public Library Foundation.
He has a diploma in Administrative Information Management from SAIT and a certificate in Public Relations from Mount Royal University. He also completed the NFP Governance Essentials Certificate through the Institute of Corporate Directors.
In July of 2012 Josh was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to his community and to Canada. In September of 2016 he was recognized by SAIT as a Outstanding Young Alumnus. He is a third generation Calgarian.