THE EMPIRE CLUB OF CANADA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Empire Club of Canada honours the men & women who continue the Club's legacy of ensuring that Canada's public disclosure is enhanced through challenging speeches and innovative ideas.

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Kelly Jackson

President

Associate Vice-President, Government Relations, Marketing and Communications, Humber College 

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Kulvir Singh Gill

3rd Vice-President

Senior Strategist,
Clareo

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Simmer Anand

Director

Manager, Indigenous Relations, Hydro One Networks

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Richard Carleton

Director

CEO,
Canadian Securities Exchange

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Pierre Cyr

Director

Senior Vice-President, Public Affairs, Fleishman Hillard HighRoad, Ottawa

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Barbara Jesson

Past President 2017-2018

President & CEO, Jesson Communications

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Arthur Kong

Director

Director of Project Development, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada

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Carla Nell

Director

Vice-President, Corporate Relations, Stakeholder Engagement and Innovation
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

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Keerthana Rang

Director

Director, Communications, Radical Ventures 

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Marsha Seca

Director

Senior Vice-President, Public Affairs, Edelman Canada

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Antoinette Tummillo

Immediate Past President

President, Antoinette Tummillo & Associates Inc.

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William (Bill) White

Director

Chairman,
IBK Capital Corp.

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Sal Rabbani

1st Vice-President

Managing Partner, BDC Advisory Services, Business Development Bank of Canada

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Carrie Bois

Treasurer

CEO,
C+B Consulting

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Chris Benedetti

Director

Managing Partner, Sussex Strategy Group 

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Matthew Cauz

Director

Radio Host,
TSN 1050

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Kent Emerson

Past President 2018-2019

Principal,
Valorem Insights 

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John J. Kirton

Director

Director, G7 Research Group, G20 Research Group, BRICS Research Group; Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto

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Atrisha Lewis

Director

Partner,
McCarthy Tetrault 

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Tenny Nigoghossian

Director

Fundraising and Strategic Consultant, Arts & Culture Sector

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Rick Roth

Director

Vice-President, Strategic Communications, Global Public Affairs, Ontario

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Natasha Smith

Director

Partner,
Miller Thompson LLP

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Sue VanderBent

Director

CEO,
Home Care Ontario

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Paul M. Yeung

Director

Director of Public Affairs, JTI-Macdonald Corp

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Jan Westcott

2nd Vice-President

President & CEO,
Spirits Canada

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Jenna Donelson

Secretary

Public Affairs Manager,
Humber College

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Megan Boyle

Director

Director of Public Affairs, Red Bull Canada

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Shakir Chambers

Director

Principal, 
Earnscliffe Strategy Group

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Dr. Mohamad Fakih

Director

President & CEO, Paramount Fine Foods

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Michael Kobzar

Director

Director of Sales, Power Transmission & Distribution, Ontario, Siemens Energy Canada 

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Dr. Gordon K. McIvor

President, Empire Club Foundation

Past President, The Empire Club of Canada

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Farah Qasemi

Director

Lead Account Partner,
IBM 

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Daniel Safayeni

Director

Vice-President, Policy, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

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Tim Smitheman

Director

Vice-President,
Rubicon Strategies

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Mike Van Soelen

Past President 2019-2020

Managing Principal,
Navigator Ltd