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CMHR names Gail Stephens interim president, CEO

Stephens, the CMHR’s chief operating officer since 2013, stepped into the role vacated Nov. 2, the final day for founding president and CEO Stuart Murray.

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Stephens, the CMHR’s chief operating officer since 2013, stepped into the role vacated Nov. 2, the final day for founding president and CEO Stuart Murray.

Gail Stephens has been appointed interim president and CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Stephens, the museum’s chief operating officer since 2013, steps into the role vacated Nov. 2, the final day for founding president and CEO Stuart Murray.

Ottawa declined to extend Murray’s five-year contract. A search for a new permanent president and CEO has begun.

Before joining the museum, Stephens worked as Victoria, B.C.’s city manager, the CEO of the B.C. Pension Corporation and Winnipeg’s chief administrative officer.

All of the museum’s exhibits are slated to open Nov. 11.

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