Katherine Emberly

President and CEO

Headshot of incoming STARS President and CEO Katherine Emberly

As a purpose and values driven leader, there is no greater way for Katherine Emberly to give back to the community she loves than serving as incoming president & CEO of STARS.

Katherine is a transformational leader and dynamic communicator with over twenty years of executive telecommunications experience across a wide variety of progressive leadership roles.

As the incoming CEO of STARS, Katherine is humbled to bring her corporate experience to this high-performance organization to open doors and shine an even brighter light on the critical work the teams perform every day. Katherine will be accountable for alignment and direction in the strategy, building on critical external stakeholder relationships with government, donors, and key partners.

In her most recent role, Katherine was President, Business at Shaw Communications and accountable for the Small Medium, Enterprise, Carrier Services, Partner Channel and Wholesale divisions. Additional executive roles Katherine has held include President, Business, Brand & Communications, SVP Marketing, VP Operations and VP Focus to Deliver (Transformation).

Having experienced the opportunity to grow across an organization, Katherine is a champion of building talent and giving opportunities to stretch, grow and learn. A passion for people and purpose are the core building blocks to creating a successful organization.

Giving back to the community that has provided so many opportunities for her is important to Katherine and she sits on the boards of Alberta Blue Cross, Calgary Economic Development and Axis Connects. Katherine is a strong advocate for the innovation and talent across the prairies that often goes unseen.

Passionate about equity, inclusion and diversity, Katherine finds ways to give all contributors a voice and ensures that doors are opening for each of us. Outside of the organization, Katherine volunteers in a variety of ways from Mentor Walks to Axis Connects to change the leadership landscape.

Katherine is ICD.D certified, has attended Harvard Executive Leadership and is a Graduate of the University of Alberta. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Katherine escapes to the mountains to ski in the winter and hike in the summer.