Stephen Mandel is an experienced political leader, business person and volunteer.
He served as Edmonton’s mayor from 2004 to 2013. During this time he positioned Edmonton for the future by building new infrastructure, renewing older neighbourhoods, and spurring investment in the city. A consensus-builder, Stephen worked with council, the social sector, and businesses to get things done. He helped to bring billions of dollars of new development into Edmonton’s downtown.
Before entering public service, Stephen built and ran a successful business. As President of Mandel Group, he led the company’s activities in residential and commercial real estate development and construction. Stephen was appointed Chancellor of Concordia University. Stephen and his wife Lynn, are long-time residents of Edmonton, where they raised their children and now enjoy spending time with their grandson.
Stephen was a Progressive Conservative MLA and Minister of Health for Edmonton-Whitemud from 2014 - 2015.