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Ot­tawa branch direc­tor of sales, CBCI YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: 1.5 PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Se­nior sales man­ager at CBCI for 10 years. Han­dled govern­ment, mid-mar­ket as well as small and medium-sized busi­ness ac­counts. KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Busi­ness devel­op­ment; cre­at­ing long-term value for CBCI and cus­tomers; build­ing mar­kets and re­la­tion­ships. CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: “Mov­ing into a man­age­ment role with CBCI, be­ing part of the team that charts the di­rec­tion of the com­pany, build­ing my own Ot­tawa sales team, men­tor­ing.” AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: Nu­mer­ous Pres­i­dent Club Awards for sales suc­cess

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founder and pres­i­dent, Knock on Wood YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: 16 ED­U­CA­TION: Eco­nom­ics at Car­leton Univer­sity, de­gree in hos­pi­tal­ity and tourism from Ry­er­son Univer­sity. Cur­rently com­plet­ing her MBA. PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: “My first jobs were McDon­alds and Boots Drug Store, when I was a teenager.Then bar­tend­ing through col­lege.” Also worked in sales for Al­fred Sung and the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel in Van­cou­ver. KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Busi­ness devel­op­ment, strat­egy, in­te­grated mar­ket­ing over­sight and op­er­a­tional over­sight. CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: “Act­ing as the mar­ket­ing direc­tor of Hope Vol­ley­ball Sum­mer­fest for 10 years, mar­ket­ing for Broad­way Across Canada for 10 years, work­ing with Cirque Du Soleil. Most re­cently, I’ve been teach­ing event man­age­ment cour­ses at Al­go­nquin. I ab­so­lutely love hav­ing a hand in teach­ing to­mor­row’s tal­ent.” AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: Events pro­duced for St. Lau­rent Cen­tre, in sup­port of the Ot­tawa Re­gional Can­cer Foun­da­tion, re­ceived awards for three con­sec­u­tive years from the In­ter­na­tional Coun­cil of Shop­ping Cen­ters for cause-re­lated mar­ket­ing. Two- time fi­nal­ist for Busi­ness Woman of the Year. Forty Un­der 40. Named one of Top 50 Peo­ple. COM­MU­NITY IN­VOLVE­MENT: Sits on the Snow­suit Fund of Ot­tawa’s board of di­rec­tors. Mar­ket­ing chair of United Way Kind­ness Week for three years. Sat on the steer­ing com­mit­tee for the Agri­cul­ture Mu­seum’s Bas­kets With Panache! event. Pro­vides strate­gic coun­sel for Ot­tawa Fes­ti­vals. YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: 18 ED­U­CA­TION: Equiv­a­lent of an MBA from City Univer­sity Lon­don. PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Head of the theatre sec­tion of the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts. KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Pro­duces the fes­ti­val, man­ages staff, de­signs and ex­e­cutes pro­gram­ming strate­gies. CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: “In 2004, we pro­duced a ‘women in jazz’ se­ries, which was won­der­ful. We built the fes­ti­val around women jazz artists, held panel dis­cus­sions with noted fe­male jazz artists and we had lots of lively par­tic­i­pa­tion in that fo­rum. I have pre­sented nota­bles like Tony Ben­nett, Robert Plant, Diana Krall (who was dis­cov­ered at the Ot­tawa Jazz Fes­ti­val, by the way) and es­pe­cially the Lin­coln Cen­ter Jazz Orches­tra with Wyn­ton Marsalis. AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: Named a “Woman of Dis­tinc­tion” in 2011 by the YMCA-YWCA. Has re­ceived nu­mer­ous travel awards from var­i­ous arts coun­cils and was named a Scholar of the Bri­tish Com­mon­wealth.

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