Our Team

The Calgary Regional Partnership operates in a result-oriented work environment, focusing on delivering outcomes that will benefit everyone living in the region - now and in the future. Our entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in how we address regional issues and how we develop solutions. Our team is “mobile” in every sense of the term, from being flexible in working with projects to taking advantage of technology to ensure a high level of collaboration despite not working in a traditional office environment.

Our key project areas are:

·       Transportation
·       Economic Development
·       Regional Geographic Information System
·       Growth Management & Planning
·       Regional Servicing & Calgary Metropolitan Plan Implementation


Executive Director

Colleen Shepherd

Colleen is the Executive Director of the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) Incorporated (CRP). For the past 10 years Colleen has directed the development of the Partnership's flagship initiatives including the Calgary Metropolitan Plan (CMP) and it’s companion the Calgary Regional Transportation Plan.


The CMP guides growth associated with the forecasted 2 million new residents and 800 thousand new jobs expected to come to the region in the next 40 years. Colleen works closely with a board of 13 Municipal Mayors and Council Members from across the region including the City of Calgary.


She collaborates with a wide range of municipal, industry and citizen stakeholders. Colleen actively collaborates with other Metropolitan Regions in Canada and abroad. She has a passion to support the efforts of emerging regions and is co-leading an emerging Network of Canadian Metropolitan Regions focused on collaborating to compete.


Shelley Armeneau - CRP Office Manager

Shelley Armeneau joined the CRP team in 2007, making a career change after a decade working in the legal field, and another decade at home raising a family. Shelley is responsible for the day to day operations and management of the office, and provides administrative leadership to the CRP team. In addition, she manages the Executive Committee members meetings, General Assemblies and is the liaison between the Government of Alberta and Executive Director Colleen Shepherd, who relies on Shelley's executive assistant skills to support her as Office Manager of CRP.

Regional Transportation

Ettore Iannacito - Regional Transit Program Manager

Ettore graduated with an Urban and Regional Planning Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Ryerson University in Toronto. He has over thirty years of public transit service and operational planning experience at the Toronto Transit Commission, Mississauga Transit, and York Region Transit in Ontario. As the Regional Transportation and Complete Mobility Program Manager at the Calgary Regional Partnership, Ettore’s main focus in the coming years is to support and implement regional transit services to accommodate projected population growth.

Alison Graf - CMP Implementation & Regional Servicing and Transportation & Complete Mobility Program Coordinator

Alison supports the leads for Transportation and Complete Mobility and CMP Implementation & Regional Servicing at CRP. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Architecture and has a diploma in Architectural Technology from SAIT Polytechnic. She is passionate about supporting public transit and affordable housing in the Calgary Region. Alison enjoys focusing on collaboration and working together with stakeholders to achieve common goals in her role at CRP.

Regional Geographic Information Systems

Jessica Letizia - Regional GIS Coordinator

Jessica’s appreciation for the earth’s beauty led her to a Bachelor of Science in Geography, during which time she was increasingly drawn to the more technical applications of earth science, and subsequently pursued an additional applied degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). As an analytical thinker who appreciates order and logic, GIS was the perfect choice for her and she’s been working within the GIS field for over 7 years. Jessica is also an award winning cartographer.

Economic Development

Bob Miller - Regional Economic Prosperity Lead

BA (Economics), M.A. (Community & Regional Planning), RPP, MCIP 


As Regional Economic Prosperity Lead for the Calgary Regional Partnership and Manager of the Calgary Region Economic Development Alliance (REDA) Bob has provided energetic leadership in:


  • establishing the Calgary Region Inland Port and Foreign Trade Zone. 
  • promoting trade corridor development through the Port of Prince Rupert and, most recently,
  • leading a Regional Broadband and Digital Connectivity Assessment to support economic growth and diversification in the Calgary Region. 


Key collaborations involve local municipalities, other Regions in Southern Alberta, Provincial departments and a host of other partners. 


With degrees in Urban Economics and in Regional Planning, Bob brings energy and “big picture” strategy to collaborations in the Region and Southern Alberta.