Canadian Auto WorkersView Speaker Bio
Ken Lewenza is the first local union leader to be elected CAW National President in the union's history. He was acclaimed as president during a special convention held on September 6, 2008.
Legal Advisor to the Secretary General and Director of the Department of Legal Services of the General Secretariat
Organization of American StatesView Speaker Bio
Ken Frankel is the Legal Advisor to the Secretary General and Director of the Department of Legal Services of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States. Prior to joining the OAS in May, 2008, Mr. Frankel was Chair of the Latin American Practice Group at Torys (New York and Toronto), general counsel at Alcatel Canada, chief international counsel at Alcatel España, ch...
Canadian Labour CongressView Speaker Bio
City Councillor, Ward 16 (Eglinton-Lawrence)
Chair of the Toronto Transit CommissionView Speaker Bio
First elected in 2003, Councillor Stintz represents Ward 16 Eglinton-Lawrence. She was born and raised in Toronto and lives in Ward 16 with her husband and two children. Before being elected City Councillor, she acquired seven years of experience in the public and private sectors, managing and delivering multi-million dollar programs in the healthcare sector. Earlier, she graduated with an H...
Vice President & General Manager
Dell CanadaView Speaker Bio
Kevin Peesker serves as Dell Canada's Vice President and General Manager responsible for the high growth 1.1 Million Customer Canadian Small and Medium Business market. Kevin is responsible for all aspects of Dell's sales and marketing activities as well as guiding a team of professionals who deliver customized product and service offerings created for Canadian commercial businesses of 1 to 500...
Parliamentary Budget Officer
Government of CanadaView Speaker Bio
President & CEO
The Co‑operators Group LimitedView Speaker Bio
Deputy Mayor of London
EnglandView Speaker Bio
Executive VP, Oil Sands
Suncor EnergyView Speaker Bio
Kirk Bailey was appointed to the position of executive vice president, Oil Sands, in 2007. His primary role is to lead improvements in safety, sustainability and competitiveness at Suncor's oil sands operation. Originally from Welland, Ontario, Kirk’s career at Suncor began in 1989 in the downstream operations area of the company. Since then, Kirk has held a variety of positions in Sarnia, T...
President & CEO
Ontario Media Development CorporationView Speaker Bio
Karen Thorne-Stone is the President and CEO of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, a crown agency responsible for stimulating investment and job creation in Ontario’s creative media industries. Thorne-Stone works to foster an advantageous business environment for the province’s entertainment and creative cluster including the book and magazine publishing, music, film, television,...
Senior Vice President & Global Head of Sales, Global Transaction Banking
ScotiabankView Speaker Bio
As Senior Vice President and Global Head of Sales, Kevin has responsibility for the Bank's Global Transaction Banking Sales Management business, leading the enterprise-wide responsibility for distribution of the Bank's trade finance and cash management products throughout the Bank’s global footprint.Kevin joined The Bank of Nova Scotia’s Investment Banking Division in Toronto in 1985 after grad...
Chairman & CEO
American Express CompanyView Speaker Bio
Mr. Chenault has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Company since 2001. He joined the company in 1981 as Director of Strategic Planning and served subsequently in a number of increasingly senior positions, including Vice Chairman and President and Chief Operating Officer, until his appointment as CEO. Mr. Chenault serves on the Boards of IBM, The Proctor & Gamble ...
Vice President, Utility Marketing
AGL ResourcesView Speaker Bio
Kevin McCrackin was named vice president, Utility Marketing for AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) in December 2011. He is responsible for market development and customer retention for the company's seven gas distribution companies: Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas, Elizabethtown Gas, Elkton Gas, Florida City Gas, Nicor Gas and Virginia Natural Gas. Through its utilities, AGL Resources serves more tha...
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)View Speaker Bio
Dr. Karen Cohen is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), a position she has held since 2008. Dr. Cohen’s current activities on behalf of CPA span a range of management and professional responsibilities and revolve around the association’s mandates to promote the science, practice and education of psychology across Canada and internationally. Dr. Coh...
Muileboom Organics Inc.View Speaker Bio
Kash Heed began his public service 35 years ago with the Vancouver Police Department, where he ascended through the ranks by transitioning law enforcement in the Vancouver area from traditional responses to contemporary approaches. He pioneered initiatives aimed at crime reduction and prevention as well as greater community and police engagement. He held high profile commands in the fields of ...
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Cold LakeView Speaker Bio
Kevin Nagoya is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Cold Lake. As the CAO, Kevin is the administrative head of the organization appointed by the Mayor and Council. Amongst a wide array of the responsibilities; his duties are to provide leadership to the overall operations, provides apolitical advice to Mayor and Council and ensures that the policies and programs of the muni...
President & Chief Operating Officer
CP RailView Speaker Bio
Keith Creel was appointed CP’s president and chief operating officer in February 2013. Providing strategic leadership and driving superior customer service and operational excellence across the organization, Keith is responsible for the Operations and Marketing & Sales functions at the railway. Prior to joining CP, Keith was executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Canadia...
Canadian for Clean ProsperityView Speaker Bio
Kristyn Annis is the President of Canadians for Clean Prosperity, whose mission is to build support for a strong, competitive economy where economic opportunities and innovation are accelerated by a fair price on pollution charged back to polluters. Prior to taking on the role of president, she was an advisor to the Premier of Ontario on energy, mining, aboriginal and justice issues, on a ...
Transportation Safety Board of CanadaView Speaker Bio
Kathy Fox selected air traffic control as a career in 1974, and worked at Transport Canada control towers in Baie-Comeau, Sept-Îles, Saint-Hubert and Montréal-Dorval, as well as at the Montréal Area Control Centre. From 1982 until 1986 she was in charge of air traffic control training at the CEGEP Saint-Jean-sur- Richelieu, a cooperative training program coordinated by Transport Canada and t...
Canadian Psychological AssociationView Speaker Bio
Dr. Kerry Mothersill is a registered psychologist and a diplomat, founding fellow, and certified supervisor of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology at the University of Western Ontario in 1980 and completed an extramural training program in Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career at the ...
CEO & Creator
THE TEN SPOTView Speaker Bio
Kristen Wood is the CEO & Creator of THE TEN SPOT, a chain of upscale Beauty Bars established in 2006. As CEO, Kristen's main focus is on brand oversight, development and expansion - she has her hands in everything; from developing new service protocols to designing all visuals and collateral, to wining and dining all our new franchise partners. With a burning desire to start her own business a...
Ambassador of Japan to CanadaView Speaker Bio
CV/Resume ______________________________________________________ Name: Kenjiro MONJI Date of Birth: August 17, 1952 Education: March 1975 Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law Professional Career: April 1975 Entered Ministry of Foreign Affairs January 1991 Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in Belgium August 1993 Director, International Agreements Division, T...
Women's Business NetworkView Speaker Bio
Karen Wilson is a writer and communications strategist with a focus on digital marketing. She has worked in marketing and communications for over 15 years, from not-for-profit to government to small business. Her work focuses on helping organizations build a comprehensive and effective web presence through content marketing. Karen is a proud member and President of the Women’s Business Network ...
President & CEO
Children's Mental Health OntarioView Speaker Bio
Kim Moran became President and CEO of Children’s Mental Health Ontario in mid-2014. Recognized as a leading advocate for children with a focus on mental health, Kim brings more than twenty-five years of senior leadership experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors. A Chartered Professional Accountant, she has a strong foundation in financial and operational management which underlies ...
Chief Executive Officer
Curling CanadaView Speaker Bio
Katherine (Kathy) Henderson assumed her new role as Curling Canada’s Chief Executive Officer on April 1, 2016. Previous to that time she was as Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Revenue for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee where she played a significant role in, among other things, putting together the most successful non-Olympic sponsorship program in Ca...
Chair of the Board
Royal Bank of CanadaView Speaker Bio
Kathleen (Katie) Taylor is Chair of the Board of RBC. She has served on the Board since 2001, where she has chaired the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committees, and served on the Audit and Risk Committees. She is also Chair of the Board of the Sick Kids Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Sick Children. Ms. Taylor is a director of the Canada P...
Premier of OntarioView Speaker Bio
Kathleen Wynne is Ontario’s 25th Premier. Since taking office in February 2013, some of Premier Wynne’s accomplishments include the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history and completing the single-largest climate change initiative in North America by eliminating coal-fired electricity generation in the province. Premier Wynne’s economic plan for Ontario builds on her numb...
KashView Speaker Bio
Kaz Nejatian is the CEO of Kash, a payment technology company with offices in Canada and the United States. Prior to stating Kash, Kaz was a senior advisor to the Government of Canada and a lawyer practising with a multi-national law firm based out of New York. He is a graduate of Queen's University's School of Business and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
O'Shares Exchange Traded FundsView Speaker Bio
Currently the Chairman of O'Shares Exchange Traded Funds, Kevin has spent a lifetime fighting on behalf of investors and small business. Kevin is a three time, best-selling author on the topics of family, finance and business. Kevin is a Leader with a smart plan to kick start the economy and a Leader who will fight for you.
Senior Executive Vice-President, Technology and Operations
CIBCView Speaker Bio
Kevin heads up Technology and Operations, the group that manages the systems and operations that keeps our bank running and helps our business partners deliver an excellent client experience. He has been with CIBC his entire career, starting in a branch in 1984. Kevin is also co-chair of our bank’s United Way campaign.