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.

President

Antoinette Tummillo

President, Antoinette Tummillo & Associates

3rd Vice President

Sal Rabbani

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

Director

Simmer Anand

Senior External Relations Advisor, Hydro One Networks

Director

Georgina Blanas

Executive Director, Private Capital Markets Association of Canada

Director

Richard Carleton

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Securities Exchange

Director

Pierre Cyr

Vice President, Public Affairs, FleishmanHillard HighRoad Ottawa

Past President 2016-2017

Paul Fogolin

Director of Policy, Entertainment Software Association of Canada

Director

John Kirton

University of Toronto, G7 Research Group, G20 Research Group, BRICS Research Group, Global Health Diplomacy Program

Director

Atrisha Lewis

Senior Associate, McCarthy Tétrault

Director

MJ Perry

PhD Student in Theology & Vice President & Owner, Mr. Discount Ltd.

Director

Keerthana Rang

Communications Associate Director, Sidewalk Labs

Director

Tim Smitheman

Director

Sue Vanderbent

Chief Executive Officer, Home Care Ontario

1st Vice President

Kelly Jackson

Associate Vice President, Government Relations and Strategic Communications, Humber College

Treasurer

Ziggy Krupa

Management Consultant, Re$olve/Re$tructure Inc.

Director

Alex Beduz

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Engagement, University of Toronto

Director

Carrie Bois

Chief Executive Officer, C + B Consulting

Director

Shakir Chambers

Senior Consultant Toronto, Navigator Ltd.

Past President 2018-2019

Kent Emerson

Associate Vice President, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

Director

Kulvir Gill

Senior Partner, Clareo Partners

Director

Michael Kobzar

Ontario Energy Management, Director of Sales, Ontario, Siemens Canada

Special Advisor to the Board; Past President 2015-2016

Gordon McIvor

Past President, The Empire Club of Canada

Director

Lesley Phord-Toy

Corporate Affairs Director, Ubisoft

Director

Rick Roth

Vice President, Ontario, Global Public Affairs

Chair, Empire Club Foundation

Verity Sylvester

Vice President, CMC+CO

Director

William White

Chairman, IBK Capital

2nd Vice President

Jan Westcott

President and Chief Executive Officer, Spirits Canada

Secretary

Jenna Donelson

Pubic Affairs Manager, Humber College

Director

Chris Benedetti

Principal, Sussex Strategy Group

Director

Megan Boyle

Director of Public Affairs, Red Bull Canada

Director

Leslie Church

Chief of Staff, Minister of Women and Gender Equality

Director

Mohamad Fakih

President & CEO, Paramount Fine Foods Voice of UNHCR Canada: The UN Agency in Canada

Past President 2017-2018

Barbara Jesson

President and CEO, Jesson Communications

Director

Jody Larose

Principal, Larose & Co. Marketing Services

Director

Tenny Nigoghossian

Fundraising and Strategic Consultant, Arts & Culture Sector

Director

Farah Qasemi

Lead Account Partner, Financial Services, IBM, Global Business Services

Director

Marsha Seca

Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Infrastructure Ontario

Past President 2019-2020

Mike Van Soelen

Managing Principal, Navigator Ltd

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