Ted Mieszkalski was appointed Regional Director (Currency) at the Bank's Regional Office for the Prairie provinces, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories in 2002. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing business relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders, and identifying currency-related emerging issues and areas for growth in the region. He also supports compliance and education objectives through outreach activities that promote the mandates of both the Currency Department and the Bank of Canada.
Mr. Mieszkalski was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. He received a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Management Certificate, both from the University of Calgary.
Mr. Mieszkalski worked as Special Assistant to a Federal Minister in the early 1980s, during which time he provided advice on various political issues. In the late 1980s, he began a long tenure at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. He served for ten years as Manager of Policy and Planning, and was later promoted to Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, a position he held for four years. During his tenure, Mr. Mieszkalski helped improve the Chamber as an advocate for business to government at all levels. He also represented the Chamber on various boards and committees, including the Calgary Economic Development Authority and the University of Calgary's Distinguished Business Leader Award.