Kate Lister

Kate Lister has spent her 20+ year career as a communications professional and culture leader honing her skills, advocating for the important of workplace culture, building great teams, and learning from great leaders. She has been with CWB Financial Group for more than eight years.

Raised in a family of journalists, and influenced heavily by her father, a successful communications strategist, she comes by her skill in this area honestly – she loves to talk, listen, and lead with intention, always working to build the best workplace possible. What she never imagined is that her career would take her into such diverse fields, from health care, to energy, and finally financial services.

With a varied role responsible for strategic and operational internal and crisis communication, talent acquisition, and culture, which encompasses inclusion, diversity, engagement and organizational trust, she is always focused on creating exceptional employee experiences for “Team Teal”. Kate enjoys the challenge of marrying strategy to action, finding the balance between business success and people success, and building connections that create opportunities for the organization.

Outside CWB she has served in leadership roles on the board of the Edmonton chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, and was a long-time Big Sister with Big Sisters of Edmonton. On top of an already very busy career, Kate is a mother of three – two boys age 12 and 10, and a daughter age 6. Finding work-life integration for herself and her family also drives her to enable the organizations she works for to help their team members achieve the same.