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 ensures delivery of the Bank's currency education program and monitors developments related to currency and its security in the region. In co-operation with private sector partners, he is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the bank note distribution system. He also plays a major role in promoting the Bank and communicating its messages to a variety of external audiences.
Mr. Mieszkalski was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. He received a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1982 and a Management Certificate in 1998, 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.