Cindy Sparrow has been a Deputy Chief with Red Deer Emergency Services since 2014. In her 24-year career in Emergency Services, she has worked frontline in ground and flight EMS, in the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Centre as a Dispatcher for police, fire and EMS, and for the past 13 years in a leadership role within the industry.
Cindy has post-secondary education in Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, Communication Centre Management, and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Leadership with Royal Roads University.
Her passion is people. As a leader, she is committed to creating positive change in organizations and empowering and supporting people in reaching excellence. She is involved in industry associations and is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials Canada (APCO Canada), and a Director with the Alberta E9-1-1 Advisory Association.
In March of this year, Cindy retired from Red Deer Emergency Services and became an entrepreneur. She is the newest Director and Partner of Consort Strategy, a UK based international consulting firm. She will head the North American division and will continue to pursue her passion for helping other organizations develop and foster innovation in leadership, strategy, and business development around the globe.