Author Brigid Pelino
Brigid Pelino is WestJet's Executive Vice-President, People and Culture. Prior to joining WestJet in August, 2013, Brigid held senior leadership roles at quintessential Canadian brands, Tim Hortons and Canadian Tire. Brigid feels strongly about WestJet's unique culture and knows it is truly one of the best places to work in the world. As a strong supporter of inclusion in the workplace, Brigid supports WestJet's commitment to the Catalyst Accord and most recently served as the Executive Chair for the Women's Foodservice Forum in Canada – an organization dedicated to the development of female leaders in the industry. She considers herself an open leader and favours collaboration. Brigid earned her honours bachelor of arts degree (economics and accounting) and her master's in industrial relations at the University of Toronto. She moved to Calgary from Oakville where she has made her home with her three teenaged children. Her favourite WestJet destination? Without question: Maui.