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.