Professional Development Advisory Board

Tina Thomas

Tina Thomas

Executive Director of Strategy & Innovation
Edmonton Public Library


Tina is the Executive Director of Strategy & Innovation at the Edmonton Public Library where she leads technology services, research and assessment, marketing, fund development and is responsible for leading system wide teams in implementing the EPL Business Plan and other organizational priorities.

She joined EPL in spring 2009 after 14 years in the private sector. She has experience in a broad base of business disciplines including product and solution marketing, strategy, market analysis, and business development. She holds an executive M.B.A. from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, and a CPA-CMA professional accounting designation. Tina was the main champion and leader behind EPL’s award-winning rebranding project.

In 2013, she was named Capital Communicator of the Year by the International Association of Business Communicators, Edmonton Chapter. In 2011, she was honored as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker as well as one of the Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Magazine.  At one point she could say “Do you have these shoes in size eight?” in more than six languages. Tina is also easily bribed with good chocolate.