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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
August 31, 2015

Canadian Excellence


Stacey Mowbray

Stacey Mowbray `84,Past President & CEO (2008-2014), The Second Cup Ltd.

With more than 20 years of increasing leadership positions in sales and marketing, Mowbray has worked with a number of brand giants in Canada, including the Weston Group, Pepsi Canada, Molson Canada, and Cara Operations, where she was promoted to President of the Milestone's Grill and Bar chain. It was during her tenure at Cara Operations that she helped to develop the business strategy of Second Cup, which was a spin-off company of Cara Operations.

Named one of Canada's Top 20 Business Women in 2009, Stacey Mowbray's success in business is grounded by her strategic skills and respect for people. In 2008, she became President of Canada's largest specialty coffee retailer, The Second Cup Ltd., and only one year later she added the title of CEO.

Mowbray has been on the Second Cup Coffee Co. board since early 2007 and has been a board member of several industry and non-profit organizations over her career, including the Association of Canadian Advertisers, and she is a member of the Supervisory Board for Best New Products Awards. She also sits on the Coffee Association of Canada Board.

An advocate of mentoring and helping others, Mowbray is a Mentor in the American Marketing Association Mentor Program and speaks at various women's events and corporate events.

Her husband, Paul, is also a Laurier graduate and they have two teenage daughters.

Other degrees: MBA, York University

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