Empire Club Foundation
Elects New President


February 16, 2021

The board of directors of The Empire Club Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Gordon K. McIvor, PhD as the Foundation’s President.


A veteran Canadian business executive, Gordon has held leadership roles with numerous volunteer organizations including The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, The Communications and Public Relations Foundation of Canada, Vision TV Foundation as well as being a past President of both The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.


He succeeds Verity Sylvester who has stepped down after four years as President of the organization. Verity’s invaluable stewardship has further defined The Empire Club Foundation as a leading supporter of discourse within the Canadian public affairs and educational landscape and we are pleased she continues as a director of the board.


The Empire Club Foundation is a registered charitable organization that promotes engagement in public affairs of both national and international importance through research and education and its long-standing relationship with The Empire Club of Canada, itself founded in December of 1903.


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