Consul General Marcy Grossman
Marcy Grossman joined the Consulate General of Canada in Denver in June 2012. As Canada’s Consul General in Denver, Ms. Grossman oversees a team of 17 people who work within Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming to strengthen trade and economic ties; enhance political, academic and cultural links; and assist Canadians visiting or living in the four-state Rocky Mountain region.
With a public service career spanning more than 20 years, Marcy joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2001 as a Senior Account Executive for Investment Partnerships Canada, the country's federal economic development agency. Within this capacity, she developed a full spectrum of investment marketing campaigns including the publication of the bestselling book Innovation Nation (John Wiley & Sons, 2002), highlighting Canada’s prowess as a business pacesetter.
She has served abroad as the Senior Trade Commissioner with the Consulate General in Dallas, Texas, from 2002 to 2005, where she and her team closed several large-scale investment deals of mutual benefit for Canada and Texas. Following this position, she had the honour of being Canada’s Consul General in Miami, Florida, from 2005 to 2009, where in addition to providing important consular services to Canadian citizens, she developed business opportunities, and political, cultural and academic relationships throughout Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Most recently she served as the Deputy Consul General and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, from September 2009 to June 2012, where she strengthened Canada-U.S. relations in a dynamic territory that covers Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.
Before joining Canada’s Foreign Service, Marcy held management positions in numerous Canadian Federal Government departments, including Industry Canada (2001); Canada’s School of Public Service (1999 to 2001); and the Treasury Board (1998 to 1999). She launched her career in the criminal justice system, and between 1990 and 1998, served in various capacities within Correctional Services Canada.
In 1997, Ms. Grossman was selected for the Federal Government’s elite management program called CAP, aimed at transforming middle managers into the public service leaders of tomorrow. She graduated from the program and was appointed to the executive cadre in 2002, and she was also recognized in 2000 for her outstanding contributions to citizen-centred service and innovation initiatives with a prestigious “Award of Excellence”.
Marcy was born in Montreal, Quebec, and holds both a Master of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with Highest Honours, both from Carleton University in Ontario. Marcy and her husband, Michael Kofsky, have two sons, Matthew and Max.