Portrait of Marlene Kowalski

Marlene Kowalski

VP of Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Business Development, Vancouver Community College

Marlene Kowalski has more than 20 years’ experience leading strategic business services and organizational transformation. She has spent the majority of her career as leader of financial operations and change in dynamic and complex environments, in both the public and private sectors. Marlene has experience in many industries including, post-secondary education (college and university), aviation, technology, manufacturing, forestry, retail and construction. Most recently Marlene was the Vice-President Administration, CFO and Business Development at Vancouver Community College (VCC). Marlene has a Charter Professional Accountant/Certified General Accountant (CPA/CGA) designation and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Royal Roads University. She has worked in the interior and lower mainland of British Columbia and spent a few years in Northern Alberta. During her career she had the opportunity to work on joint ventures in Chile, Panama and the United States and pursue business development opportunities in India and China.