Empire Club Directors

Mike Van Soelen

President

Managing Principal, Navigator Ltd.

Antoinette Tummillo

1st Vice President

President, Antoinette Tummillo & Associates

Jan Westcott

2nd Vice President

President and Chief Executive Officer, Spirits Canada

Kelly Jackson

3rd Vice President

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

Ziggy Krupa

Treasurer

Management Consultant, Cedar Croft Consulting Ltd.

Jenna Hay

Secretary

Head of Policy Development and Regulatory Affairs, Lending Loop

Anne-Marie Applin

Director

Board Director and Advisor

Alex Beduz

Director

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Engagement, University of Toronto

Chris Benedetti

Director

Principal, Sussex Strategy Group

Georgina Blanas

Director

Executive Director, Private Capital Markets Association of Canada

Megan Boyle

Director

Director of Public Affairs, Red Bull Canada

Richard Carleton

Director

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Securities Exchange

Leslie Church

Director

Chief of Staff, Minister of Women and Gender Equality

Pierre Cyr

Director

Vice President, Public Affairs, FleishmanHillard HighRoad Ottawa

Alex Dagg

Director

Director of Public Policy, Airbnb

Michael Diamond

Director

Partner, Upstream Strategy Group

Kent Emerson

Past President 2018-2019

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

Jon Erlichman

Director

Senior Anchor, BNN Bloomberg, Correspondent/Anchor, CTV National News

Mohamad Fakih

Director

President & CEO, Paramount Fine Foods

Voice of UNHCR Canada: The UN Agency in Canada

Paul Fogolin

Past President 2016-2017

Director of Policy, Entertainment Software Association of Canada

Barbara Jesson

Past President 2017-2018

President and CEO, Jesson Communications

Jan Kestle

Director

Founder & President, Environics Analytics

John Kirton

Director

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

Michael Kobzar

Director

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

Jody Larose

Director

Principal, Larose & Co. Marketing Services

Carly Luis

Director

Manager, StrategyCorp

Gordon McIvor

Past President 2015-2016

Past President, The Empire Club of Canada

Christopher Morley

Director

Vice President, Government Relations, OMERS

MJ Perry

Director

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

Lesley Phord-Toy

Director

Corporate Affairs Director, Ubisoft

Farah Qasemi

Director

Vice President (Global Banking & Capital Markets), KPMG

Sal Rabbani

Director

Senior Partner, Advisory , Business Development Bank of Canada

Keerthana Rang

Director

Communications Associate Director, Sidewalk Labs

Marsha Seca

Director

Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Infrastructure Ontario

Tim Smitheman

Director

Verity Sylvester

Chair, Empire Club Foundation

Vice President, CMC+CO

Sue Vanderbent

Director

Chief Executive Officer, Home Care Ontario

William White

Director

Chairman, IBK Capital