Jock Osler has spent 50 years in the communications business. After 16
years as a journalist, he went on to hold senior positions in industry and government, including press secretary to the Prime Minister and Minister (public affairs) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. He has operated his consulting practice, Jock Osler Communications Inc., in Calgary since 1995.
He currently sits on the board of directors of the Calgary Stampede Foundation and the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Society and is a member of the Calgary Stampede grandstand committee, the advisory board of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival and the Calgary Herald community advisory board.
His past memberships include the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Theatre Projects, the Alberta Performing Arts Stabilization Fund, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vertigo Mystery Theatre, the Calgary Centre (now Epcor) Centre for the Performing Arts and the Banff Television Festival. He was the 2002 recipient of the Harry and Martha Cohen Award for distinguished service to theatre in Calgary.