EMPIRE CLUB OF CANADA
OUR 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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President

Kelly Jackson

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

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3rd Vice-President

Kulvir Singh Gill

Senior Strategist, Clareo

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Simmer Anand

Manager, Indigenous Relations, Hydro One Networks

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Richard Carleton

CEO, Canadian Securities Exchange

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Pierre Cyr

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

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Past President 2017-2018

Barbara Jesson

President & CEO, Jesson Communications

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Arthur Kong

Director of Project Development, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada

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Carla Nell

President & CEO, Burlington Chamber of Commerce

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Keerthana Rang

Director, Communications, Radical Ventures 

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Marsha Seca

Senior Vice-President, Public Affairs, Edelman Canada

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Immediate Past President

Antoinette Tummillo

President, Antoinette Tummillo & Associates Inc.

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William (Bill) White

Chairman, IBK Capital Corp.

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1st Vice-President

Sal Rabbani

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

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Treasurer

Carrie Bois

CEO, C+B Consulting

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Chris Benedetti

Managing Partner, Sussex Strategy Group 

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Matthew Cauz

Radio Host, TSN 1050

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Past President 2018-2019

Kent Emerson

Principal, Valorem Insights 

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John J. Kirton

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

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Atrisha Lewis

Partner, McCarthy Tetrault 

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Tenny Nigoghossian

Fundraising and Strategic Consultant, Arts & Culture Sector

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Rick Roth

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

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Natasha Smith

Partner, Miller Thompson LLP

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Sue VanderBent

CEO, Home Care Ontario

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Paul M. Yeung

Director of Public Affairs, JTI-Macdonald Corp

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2nd Vice-President

Jan Westcott

President & CEO, Spirits Canada

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Secretary

Jenna Donelson

Pubic Affairs Manager, Humber College

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Megan Boyle

Director of Public Affairs, Red Bull Canada

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Shakir Chambers

Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group

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Dr. Mohamad Fakih

President & CEO, Paramount Fine Foods

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Michael Kobzar

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

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President, Empire Club Foundation

Dr. Gordon K. McIvor

Past President, The Empire Club of Canada

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Farah Qasemi

Lead Account Partner, IBM 

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Daniel Safayeni

Vice-President, Policy, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

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Tim Smitheman

Vice-President, Rubicon Strategies

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Past President 2019-2020

Mike Van Soelen

Managing Principal, Navigator Ltd