Ross Mayot joined the senior management team of CARP in 2008 as Vice President, Community Development. In that capacity, Ross was responsible for developing and enhancing CARP’s network of Chapters across Canada.
Chapters represent CARP’s country-wide infrastructure, providing an organizing principle, or “clubhouse”, for members to get involved in CARP’s mission; take leadership roles in their communities; promote volunteer service and enjoy the fellowship that comes with having a common cause—A New Vision of Aging for Canada. As of March 1st, 2013, Ross was appointed to the position of Vice-President and General Manager, responsible for the day-to-day and strategic operations of CARP.
Prior to joining CARP, Ross was involved in educational media for more than 25 years, working in both public and private sector organizations, including TVOntario, CHUM Television and Access Media Group. He held senior management portfolios that included Government Relations, Marketing and Development, Corporate Strategy, and Business Affairs.
As Vice President, Learning Services for Access Media Group, he was one of the key strategists and senior managers, helping to launch Canadian Learning Television, ACCESS¬—The Education Station, Book Television and Court TV Canada. In addition to his duties with the television stations, Ross launched Distribution Access, one of the leading private distributors of educational video and multimedia in Canada.
For the past 14 years Ross has also worked with Moses Znaimer on ideaCity, Canada’s pre-eminent annual gathering of artists, adventurers, cosmologists, architects, designers, entertainers, inventors, philanthropists, scientists, technologists and innovators.
Ross is a graduate of the University of Waterloo.