Editor of Alberta Venture since 2011, Mike Ganley engages with the issues facing Alberta’s business sector with immense energy. He has distinguished himself as a leader and collaborator, developing initiatives that have not only contributed to discussions in Alberta, but have launched them. Coming to Alberta via Ontario, Nova Scotia and the Northwest Territories, Mike possesses a deep understanding of national and regional issues, along with an exceptionally balanced outlook. He is a regular voice on business topics on television and radio, and is a respected contributor to Alberta Primetime, a current affairs television program on CTV Two Alberta, which addresses issues and ideas facing Alberta businesses, industries and leaders.
Mike’s thoughtful approach to the editorial process has made him a valued mentor both for his own team and in the publishing field. He visits journalism classrooms throughout the province to discuss the future of the industry, and in 2012 was a guest panelist for MacEwan University’s magazine writing course; he was also a judge for the business
facility’s business case competition.
Known as a generous collaborator, Mike works with the editors of Venture’s other publications to share ideas and best practices.
In 2012, he led his team in redesigning Alberta Venture, both in the print and website channels. When Alberta Venture celebrated its 15th anniversary, Mike spearheaded Project Transform Alberta: six game-changing ideas for our future.
The project, a thought-provoking series of long-form articles exploring ideas for Alberta’s economic, social and cultural wellbeing, stimulated discussion throughout the province and was cited by Premier Redford.
Following the success of the series, Mike developed programming for the Transform Alberta Summit, held in Banff in November 2012.
Thanks to Mike’s recruitment efforts, the Summit featured such speakers as Robert Guest, global business editor of The
Economist, and Forbes Magazine editor Randall Lane. Mike also collaborated with CTV to develop a special broadcast on the Summit, and later oversaw the writing of an e-book on the topics discussed there.