Pro­files of key ex­ec­u­tives at some of Ot­tawa's top firms

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Andrea Steen­bakkers, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, Bar­rhaven BIA YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: Nine ED­U­CA­TION: Univer­sity de­gree in ur­ban and en­vi­ron­men­tal stud­ies.

PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Worked in in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment for the fed­eral govern­ment.

KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Over­see­ing daily op­er­a­tions of the BIA in­clud­ing lo­cal events, mar­ket­ing, smart growth and devel­op­ment; re­search projects; pre­par­ing agen­das for board and com­mit­tee meet­ings; man­ag­ing web­site, Face­book and Twit­ter ac­counts; han­dling ac­counts payable, li­ais­ing with mu­nic­i­pal officials.

CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: Bar­rhaven Santa Claus Pa­rade. “This is a huge pa­rade with 60 floats and more than 30,000 spec­ta­tors. We are com­mit­ted to keep­ing lo­cal re­tail and com­mer­cial data cur­rent so we just fin­ished a ma­jor mar­ket re­search study. Cur­rently, I am work­ing with an Ot­tawa com­pany to in­stall al­most 100 branded ban­ner/flags along Strand­herd Road.”

AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: Nom­i­na­tions for lo­cal cham­ber awards.

COM­MU­NITY IN­VOLVE­MENT: Soft­ball coach; school par­ent coun­cil; for­mer chair of lo­cal com­mu­nity as­so­ci­a­tion; co-founder and board mem­ber of the Group of SevIN, which raises $40,000 to $50,000 an­nu­ally for the Queensway Car­leton Hos­pi­tal.

Jenna Sudds, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, Kanata North BIA YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: One ED­U­CA­TION: Mas­ter’s de­gree in eco­nom­ics from Car­leton Univer­sity.

PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TION: Trans­fer pric­ing econ­o­mist with the fed­eral govern­ment.

KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Busi­ness and eco­nomic devel­op­ment ini­tia­tives, com­mu­nity outreach ini­tia­tives and ad­vo­cacy. Re­spond­ing to the needs and re­quests of more than 500 lo­cal busi­nesses and more than 21,000 lo­cal em­ploy­ees.

AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: 2013 Kanata North Cit­i­zen of the Year; spe­cial recog­ni­tion award in 2014 from the Kanata Food Cup­board; 2013 Healthy Eat­ing Ac­tive Liv­ing Cham­pion from Ot­tawa Pub­lic Health; 2011-12 Canada Rev­enue Agency Award of Ex­cel­lence.

COM­MU­NITY IN­VOLVE­MENT: Vice-chair of the Kanata Food Cup­board; Friends of Hospice Ot­tawa.

Zachary Dayler, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, Welling­ton West BIA

YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: Less than one ED­U­CA­TION: Un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree in po­lit­i­cal science; mas­ter’s de­gree in ur­ban plan­ning.

PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Na­tional direc­tor of the Cana­dian Al­liance of Stu­dent As­so­ci­a­tions.

KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Busi­ness devel­op­ment; beau­ti­fi­ca­tion of Welling­ton West, in­clud­ing planters, trees, graf­fiti re­moval, “cre­at­ing a nice wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment.” Mar­ket­ing the area. Sup­port­ing busi­nesses.

CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: Cur­rently work­ing on a com­mu­nity wire­less project to bring WiFi to the whole neigh­bour­hood. First area in the city to be des­ig­nated as a cy­cling-friendly busi­ness neigh­bour­hood.

AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: BIA won a City of Ot­tawa Award of Merit for pub­lic and civic spa­ces in 2011.

COM­MU­NITY IN­VOLVE­MENT: Taste of Welling­ton West raised $10,000 for Som­er­set West Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre; BIA pro­vides $6,000 in spon­sor­ships for lo­cal events.


Richard Bett, pres­i­dent and CEO, MCO Busi­ness Group

YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: Two ED­U­CA­TION: Hon­ours bach­e­lor’s de­gree in com­mu­ni­ca­tion; M.Sc. in project man­age­ment.

KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Man­ages day-to-day op­er­a­tions; sets up meet­ings with key stake­hold­ers to dis­cuss train­ing re­quire­ments; meets with MCO train­ers to dis­cuss new ways of de­liv­er­ing course ma­te­rial; over­sees re­quest for pro­pos­als sub­mis­sions.

CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: Pro­vid­ing train­ing to pri­vate busi­nesses as well as govern­ment.

AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: Rec­og­nized by World­wide Who’s Who as a Life­time Mem­ber in the Reg­istry of Ex­ec­u­tives, Pro­fes­sion­als and En­trepreneurs since 2012.

Dan Hamil­ton, vice-pres­i­dent, Per­for­mance Man­age­ment Con­sul­tants YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: Seven KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Gen­eral man­age­ment, strat­egy, prod­uct and ser­vice devel­op­ment, client re­la­tions, mar­ket­ing.

PAST PO­SI­TIONS: Vice-pres­i­dent of Con­nelly Busi­ness Ex­hi­bi­tions; past board mem­ber of Vol­un­teer Ot­tawa.

CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS OR NO­TABLE PROJECTS: Played a ma­jor role in found­ing govern­ment tech­nol­ogy fair GTEC in the ’90s, in­clud­ing the dis­tinc­tion awards that rec­og­nize ex­cel­lence in pub­lic ser­vice IM/IT. Cur­rently work­ing with many Abo­rig­i­nal clients, in­clud­ing a multi-year project with one First Na­tion to help pre­pare lead­er­ship and man­age­ment to as­sume the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as­so­ci­ated with the even­tual op­er­a­tions of its new vil­lage, in­clud­ing as­sis­tance with gov­er­nance, lead­er­ship devel­op­ment and HR.


Jerry Tomber­lin, dean, Car­leton Univer­sity’s Sprott School of Busi­ness

YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: Seven ED­U­CA­TION: Bach­e­lor of science in math­e­mat­ics from Florida State Univer­sity; mas­ter’s of pub­lic health at Univer­sity of Michi­gan; PhD in sta­tis­tics from Har­vard Univer­sity.

PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Dean, as­so­ciate dean and pro­fes­sor at Con­cor­dia Univer­sity’s John Mol­son School of Busi­ness.

KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Man­ag­ing Sprott and in­flu­enc­ing the school’s strate­gic di­rec­tion. Con­tin­ues to un­der­take re­search and co-teaches a class.

CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: Suc­cess­fully ob­tained ac­cred­i­ta­tion for both JMSB and Sprott from the As­so­ci­a­tion to Ad­vance Col­le­giate Schools of Busi­ness; in­creased en­trepreneur­ship pro­grams at Sprott.

AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: Chair of Cana­dian Fed­er­a­tion of Busi­ness School Deans.

Dave Don­ald­son, dean of busi­ness, Al­go­nquin Col­lege

ED­U­CA­TION: B.Ed. from McGill Univer­sity, MBA from Si­mon

Fraser. YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: Seven PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Dean of Hos­pi­tal­ity and Busi­ness at Van­cou­ver Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Se­nior aca­demic man­ager for busi­ness pro­grams at Al­go­nquin Col­lege with re­spon­si­bil­ity for strate­gic di­rec­tion.

CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: Found­ing mem­ber of street youth train­ing pro­gram (Stars 4 Suc­cess), which re­ceived the As­so­ci­a­tion of Cana­dian Com­mu­nity Col­leges’ Pro­gram of the Year award; Steer­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber for Van­cou­ver 2010 ref­er­en­dum.

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