Glenbow Museum President and CEO Kirstin Evenden has resigned her position. A museum press release states Evenden is leaving "to pursue new avenues in her career." She had been employed at the Glenbow for 19 years.
The museum has appointed Donna Livingstone to serve as interim president. Livingstone has served on the Glenbow's board of governors in various capacities, most recently as the chair of the Collections and Access Committee. She is also the director of Cultural and Community Programming with Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary.
Evenden was appointed President and CEO in 2008. She had been criticized by staff and in the media for overseeing four consecutive years of budget deficits over $1 million, though board chair Jack Thrasher defended Evenden and attributed the museum's losses to the global economic recession.