Shad Memorial

Program Director

Jordan Wright, MBA, PMP

Director, Operations, Conference and Event Services

Jordan (he/him) has been hooked on Shad since 2006 when he started as a Program Assistant with Shad Memorial. Thereafter Jordan became an Entrepreneurship Faculty member with the program focusing on introducing students to the fundamentals of business planning, entrepreneurship, project management and leadership. Jordan’s Shad journey continued to its latest chapter as Program Director since 2020.

Outside of his annual summer fun at Shad, Jordan’s day to day role is Director, Operations, Conference and Event Services at Memorial University, where he oversees the operations of the University’s Public Engagement and Innovation hub, the Emera Innovation Exchange located at Signal Hill Campus including its graduate student accommodations. Prior to this role, Jordan was actively involved with the University’s infrastructure planning, which included capital renewal and new construction projects as a member of the Associate Vice-President (Facilities) office. His past work experiences have also focused on marketing and communications, human resource development, consulting, economic and business development projects.

Jordan continues his passion for teaching as the instructor of the Fundamentals of Project Management and Managing Projects and Events courses at Memorial University’s Gardiner Centre.

Jordan holds a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts (French & Economics) from Memorial University. Additionally he earned the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and most recently earned his Masters Certificate in Leadership from York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre. Jordan actively volunteers in his community serving on the board of directors of the East Coast Trail Association and Horizon TNL, was a former president of PMI NL Chapter and is a former National Vice-President of Canadian Parents for French. Outside his work and volunteer life, Jordan plays hockey, football and curling recreationally, plays guitar, rides motorcycle and attends ballroom and latin dance classes with his wife – an activity which has become an annual dancing tradition at the Shad MUN program.