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Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Canadian Inuit Environmental Activist

Senator John McCain

Senator John McCain

Republican Nominee for President of the United States

Susan Eng

Susan Eng

Vice President, Advocacy

CARP

Sue Spradley

Sue Spradley

Head of North America

Nokia Siemens Networks

Sue Spradley leads the North American region and its Customer and Market Operations for Nokia Siemens Networks. She joined the company in July 2007.

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder

Blackstone Group LP

Sergio Chiamparino

Sergio Chiamparino

Mayor

Torino, Italy

Mayor Chiamparino was born in 1948. He received a degree in Political Science, writing his thesis on econometrics, specifically in the labour market. For several years he was a Political Science faculty member and researcher at the Laboratory of Political Economy Cognetti De Martiis at the University of Torino; and coordinator of the programme for the Piedmont Region between 1975 and 1979.

Senator The Hon. Darcy Boyce

Senator The Hon. Darcy Boyce

Minister of State (Finance, Investment, Telecommunications and Energy)

Government of Barbados

Stéphane Boisvert

Stéphane Boisvert

President - Bell Business Markets

Bell Canada

Stéphane Boisvert is a dynamic business leader who is constantly challenging the status quo. He is driven by a desire to resolve complex business issues and is focused on continually improving customer service. In 2000 he was named to Canada’s prestigious list of successful business people, the “Top 40 Under 40”.

Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts

Vice President and General Manager

Turboprops and Toronto Operations, Bombardier

Simon Roberts was appointed to his current position as Vice-President and General Manager for Turboprops Business Unit and Toronto Operations in March, 2009. Mr. Roberts oversees the Toronto Operations team in all functions related to the Q400 aircraft including production, quality, cost and delivery of the aircraft product.

Susan K. Blank, MD

Susan K. Blank, MD

EVP of Addiction Services

GreeneStone Muskoka

Dr. Susan Blank has been a leader in the field of Addiction Medicine for more than a decade. After serving as Medical Director at Summit Psychiatric Hospital in Lawrenceville, Georgia, she began her career in this area under the pioneer of addiction medicine, Dr. Douglas Talbott where she served as staff psychiatrist at his Talbott Recovery Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. She expanded her experti...

Stephen Cryne

President

Canadian Employee Relocation Council

Steven Price

Steven Price

Senior Conservation Science Director

WWF-Canada

Steven Price leads the Toronto-based thematic team of conservation experts for WWF-Canada, reporting to the Chief Conservation Officer, Arlin Hackman. Forests, freshwater, endangered species, marine/seafood, mining and conservation operations comprise the team’s current range of expertise. Where needed, Steven’s team will provide support to the regional offices across Canada which focus on ‘eco...

Shelley Broader

Shelley Broader

President and Chief Executive Officer

Walmart Canada Corp

Shelley Broader was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart Canada in September, 2011, following more than 20 years of leadership experience across the North American retail industry. Shelley joined Walmart Canada as Chief Merchandising Officer in 2010. Before joining Walmart’s Canadian division, Shelley was a Senior Vice President with Sam’s Club, Walmart’s membership-war...

Sandra Pupatello

Sandra Pupatello

Candidate for the Leadership

Ontario Liberal Party

Deemed a “relentless pursuer” of new investment and high-value jobs for all Ontarians, Sandra Pupatello has over a decade and a half of experience in building a strong Ontario. With a career in the Ontario legislature that dates back to 1995, and appointed to cabinet positions since 2003, she has been uncompromising in her fight for this province to thrive. As the next premier of Ontario, Sa...

Simon Derrick

Simon Derrick

Managing Director

The Bank of New York Mellon

Simon Derrick is a managing director of The Bank of New York Mellon and is head of the bank’s Currency Strategy team. Simon established the team over a decade ago and has been responsible for its development into one of the pre-eminent voices in the FX markets. His views on Chinese currency policy matters and on developments within the Euro-zone are frequently quoted in the financial media. ...

Stephen Beatty

Stephen Beatty

Vice President

Toyota Canada Inc.

Stephen Beatty is a Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Toyota Canada Inc.(TCI), based out of the head office in Toronto, Ontario. He is responsible for Human Resources, Administration, Legal, Information Services, Corporate Planning and Communications, Marketing and Customer Experience Management Teams. Prior to joining TCI in 1998 as National Manager, Government and Public Relations,...

Stephen Cryne

Stephen Cryne

President and CEO

Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC)

Stephen Cryne is the President and CEO of the Canadian Employee Relocation Council, CERC. The Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to removing barriers that restrict mobility and deployment of human capital, which are vitally important to Canada's future prosperity. Established in 1982, the Council represents the interests of its members on ...

Senator JoAnne L. Buth

Senator JoAnne L. Buth

JoAnne L. Buth is an agriculture professional who is committed to a sustainable and profitable Canadian agricultural and food sector. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Winnipeg and a Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Manitoba. Ms. Buth was the President of the Canola Council of Canada from 2007 to 2012. Before that, Ms. Buth served as Vice...

Scott Clements

Scott Clements

President and Chief Executive Officer

Fort McMurray Airport Authority

Scott Clements has served in the position of President and CEO of the Fort McMurray Airport Authority since January, 2010. In this challenge he has the task of implementing the bold vision of the Authority to meet the very strong growth requirements for aviation facilities and services and to become the Premier Regional Airport in Canada Scott was semi-retired after 10 years as CEO of the E...

Sheldon Kennedy

Sheldon Kennedy

Co-founder

Respect Group Inc.

Sheldon Kennedy skated for three teams in his eight-year NHL career, but is best known for his courageous decision to charge his Major Junior Hockey league coach with sexual assault for the abuse he suffered over a five-year period while a teenager under his care.

Stéfane Marion

Stéfane Marion

Chief Economist and Strategist

National Bank of Canada

Stéfane Marion is Chief Economist and Strategist for National Bank of Canada and National Bank Financial, a position he has held since November 2008. Mr. Marion is a sought-after speaker on economic trends and their financial implications and is ranked among the leading economists in Canada according to Brendan Wood International. National Bank Financials Economics and Strategy group has earned...

Steve Currie

Steve Currie

Vice President

Communitech

Steve has 20+ years’ experience in technology and marketing and is the VP Strategy of Communitech, one of the leading technology organizations in North America. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for the Start Up Services Group at Communitech where 600+ startups receive coaching and mentoring. During this time, his team launched HYPERDRIVE, an intensive accelerator for high growth st...

Sam Sebastian

Sam Sebastian

Managing Director

Google Canada

As Managing Director of Google Canada, Sam’s mission is to lead Google to earn the love of Canadian users, advertisers, and partners. Working with Canadian businesses of all sizes, Sam and the team at Google Canada provide digital solutions to help businesses reach their audiences, build their brands and realize the economic potential of the web. Together with his wife, Kathy, and their two ...

Sam Sebastian

Sam Sebastian

Managing Director

Google Canada

As Managing Director of Google Canada, Sam’s mission is to lead Google to earn the love of Canadian users, advertisers, and partners. Working with Canadian businesses of all sizes, Sam and the team at Google Canada provide digital solutions to help businesses reach their audiences, build their brands and realize the economic potential of the web. Together with his wife, Kathy, and their two...

Steve Horvath

Steve Horvath

President and CEO

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Mr. Horvath was previously the Vice-President of Operations for Advanced Inc., a leading supplier of audio visual solutions serving the corporate, government and education markets in Ontario. For more than 10 years, he held a number of positions, including chairman on the Board of Directors for the Industrial Accident Prevention Association, a not-for-profit health and safety organization op...

Soheil Asgarpour, Ph.D., FCAE, , FCIM, P.Eng.

Soheil Asgarpour, Ph.D., FCAE, , FCIM...

President

Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada

Dr. Asgarpour has over 30 years of diversified technical, business, and operations experience in the oil and gas industry marked by providing strong leadership as: • President of Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) • President of Innovative Oil & Gas Inc. and business leader of Oil Sands Development for Alberta Department of Energy. • Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Presi...

Stephen Kakfwi

Stephen Kakfwi

President and CEO

Canadians for a New Partnership

During his professional career, Stephen Kakfwi has been and continues to be instrumental in advancing the Aboriginal land and self-government rights of the Northwest Territories (NWT) Dene, Metis and Inuit. He has had a distinguished career in public government promoting NWT political, constitutional and economic development in the north, within Canada and internationally. He is the former Prem...

Stephen K. Carlisle

Stephen K. Carlisle

President and Managing Director

General Motors of Canada Limited

Stephen K. Carlisle was appointed President and Managing Director of GM Canada, Ltd. on November 20, 2014. Carlisle served as GM Vice President of Global Product Planning and Program Management since June 2010. He previously served as Vice President of US Sales Operations. He also served as the President and Managing Director, Southeast Asia Operations from 2007 through 2010. Prior assi...

Stéphanie Trudeau

Stéphanie Trudeau

Vice President, Strategy, Communication and Sustainability

Gaz Métro

Vice President at Gaz Métro since October 2012, Stéphanie was first responsible for Sustainability, Public and Governmental Affairs, and in 2013 also for Marketing, Innovation and Customer Services. Communications expert and strategist, she is at ease with political matters, crisis management and risk communication. Previously, she was Vice President and Partner, Tact Intelligence-conseil; Vice...

Sean Thompson

Sean Thompson

CEO

Ramsey Lake Pharma Corp.

Ramsey Lake Pharma Corp. CEO, Sean Thompson, is an experienced drug development and business development executive having success in both big and small pharma. Prior to founding Ramsey Lake Pharma (and sister companies AMRIC DC and Lilly Creek Vaccines), he served as Vice President, Corporate Development for YM BioSciences (now Gilead Sciences) where he led negotiating teams on several out...

Sheldon Levy

Sheldon Levy

President and Vice-Chancellor

Ryerson University

Sheldon Levy has served as President and Vice Chancellor of Ryerson University since 2005. Former positions include President, Sheridan College; Vice President Finance and Strategy, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Vice President Government and Institutional Relations, University of Toronto; and Vice President Institutional Affairs, York University. Previous appointments inclu...

Stephen K. Carlisle

Stephen K. Carlisle

President and Managing Director

General Motors of Canada Limited

Stephen K. Carlisle was appointed President and Managing Director of GM Canada, Ltd. on November 20, 2014. Carlisle served as GM Vice President of Global Product Planning and Program Management since June 2010. He previously served as Vice President of US Sales Operations. He also served as the President and Managing Director, Southeast Asia Operations from 2007 through 2010. Prior assi...

Susan McGeachie

Susan McGeachie

Market Leader - Central Canada, Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Ernst & Young LLP

Susan is the Central Market Leader for EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice with 15 years of experience helping clients identify and develop economic solutions for environmental and social challenges. Susan’s work in financial services, mining, retail, consumer products, and transportation includes environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused program reviews an...

Scott Streiner

Scott Streiner

Chair and CEO

Canadian Transportation Agency

Scott Streiner assumed leadership of the Canadian Transportation Agency on July 20, 2015. Since that time, he has taken a series of steps to enhance the Agency’s ability to respond to the needs of a rapidly evolving national transportation system, that system’s customers, and the communities in which the system operates. Scott realigned the Agency’s organizational structure to maximize effici...

Steve Ball

Steve Ball

President

Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association

After a long career in the publishing field Steve cut his teeth in the association business as a Vice President at the Canadian Medical Association. He joined the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association in 2014 and currently sits on a number of Boards including the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, Ottawa Tourism, and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario. Steve is married with 3 children.

Sinclair Davidson

Sinclair Davidson

Professor of Institutional Economics

School of Economics, Finance & Marketing - RMIT University

Sinclair Davidson is Professor of Institutional Economics in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. He is a regular contributor to public debate. His opinion pieces have been published in The Age, The Australian, Australian Financial Review, The Conversation, Daily Telegraph, The Drum, Sydney Morning He...

Sarah J. Beech

Sarah J. Beech

President

Accompass

Sarah Beech is the President of Accompass (formerly Pal Benefits), working out of the Toronto office. She is responsible for the overall management and operation of the firm. Sarah has more than 27 years’ experience in the benefits industry. She began her career as an underwriter with a major Canadian insurance company, becoming the department supervisor within two years. She joined Hewitt ...

Sara Wiebe

Sara Wiebe

Director General, Air Policy

Transport Canada

In her 26 years with the Public Service of Canada, Sara Wiebe has had many challenging opportunities. For the first 10 years, she served with the Canadian Foreign Service as an immigration officer with three overseas assignments – in Argentina, Haiti, and Miami. Upon her return to Canada, she worked in the Office of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and in the Border Policy Directo...

Scott Reid

Scott Reid

CTV Political Commentator

Feschuk.Reid & Veritas Communications

Scott Reid is a communications professional who brings more than twenty years experience in the design and execution of private and public sector communications strategies. From 1993 to 2006, Scott served in a variety of senior roles in the federal government including as Senior Advisor and Director of Communications to Prime Minister Paul Martin. Scott serves as an on-air political analyst for...

Supriya Dwivedi

Supriya Dwivedi

Government Relations Consultant & Political Commentator

Supriya is fluently trilingual in English, French and Hindi, so that means she can give you her (unsolicited) opinion in all three languages. Being the good Indian girl that she is, Supriya graduated with a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, and upon completion she was accepted into both medical and law school. Much to the chagrin of her parents, Supriya opted to pursue the legal route...

Sara L. Austin

Sara L. Austin

Founder, President & CEO

Children First Canada

Sara L. Austin, Founder and President/CEO of Children First Canada is the passionate visionary behind this national organization dedicated to the protection and empowerment of Canada's children. With over 20 years leadership experience in the non-profit/charitable sector, she has helped to change the lives of the world's most vulnerable children. You'll find her name on several "most powerful" ...

Sam Samaddar

Sam Samaddar

Airport Director

Kelowna International Airport

Sam was born in Bristol, England and spent his early youth in Kenya, East Africa. His interest in aviation developed early and from 1973 – 1980 Sam was involved with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, where he achieved his private pilot’s license at the age of 17. In 1984 Sam graduated from Wilfred Laurier University, and went to work with the Department of External Affairs. His duties involved ...

Sir Peter Gluckman, ONZ FRS

Sir Peter Gluckman, ONZ FRS

Professor

Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman is the Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, a role he has held since the position was established in 2009. He is internationally respected for his work promoting the use of evidence in policy making and the translation of scientific knowledge into better social, economic and environmental outcomes. He is founder and chair of both the APEC Econ...

Steve Paikin

Steve Paikin

Moderator

Host of The Agenda on TVO

Steve Paikin is the host of TVO’s flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, the gold standard for in-depth analysis and thoughtful debate in Canadian media. In more than 30 years in the business, Steve has built a sterling reputation as an eminently fair journalist who has moderated federal and Ontario election debates. Earlier in his career, Steve worked at CBC News a...

Sharon Barnes-Simmonds, CPA, CGA

Sharon Barnes-Simmonds, CPA, CGA

Director of Accounting

Toronto International Film Festival

Sharon is a Finance and Accounting Professional with many years’ experience in both the ‘for profit’ and ‘not for profit’ sectors. She holds the Canadian CPA-CGA designation and is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) UK. In addition, Sharon has an MBA from Manchester Business School (University of Wales) London UK. Her experiences span the shipping/transportat...

Stephen Kakfwi

Stephen Kakfwi

President and CEO

Canadians For a New Partnership

During his professional career, Stephen Kakfwi has been and continues to be instrumental in advancing the Aboriginal land and self-government rights of the Northwest Territories Dene, Metis and Inuit. He has had a distinguished career in public government promoting Northwest Territory political, constitutional and economic development in the North, within Canada and internationally. Kakfwi s...

Sherilyn Houle

Sherilyn Houle

Assistant Professor

University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy

Sherilyn is a graduate of the pharmacy program at the University of Saskatchewan, and has experience practicing in hospital, home care, and community pharmacy settings, including in Alberta with authorization to both prescribe and administer injections. In 2013 she completed her PhD from the University of Alberta, and joined the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professo...

Stuntman Stu

Stuntman Stu

Stu

Schwartz

Stu Schwartz is a 20 year radio and television veteran in Ottawa, where “Stuntman Stu” became a household name. In addition to his morning show on MAJIC 100, Stu is the public address announcer for the Ottawa Senators, works with many charities and is a master auctioneer at fund raising events. A victim of bullying as a child, he created the “NoMoreBullies” campaign where he visits local...

Simona Chiose

Simona Chiose

Higher Education Reporter

The Globe and Mail

Simona Chiose is The Globe and Mail’s higher education reporter and its former education editor. She has written about the labour market for higher education grads, student entrepreneurship, internationalization and funding and governance crises. She has a PhD in political science from The University of Toronto where she wrote her dissertation on how interest groups influence immigration policy...

Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong

Human Rights Activist, Journalist & Award-Winning Author

Human rights activist, journalist and award-winning author Sally Armstrong has covered stories about women and girls in zones of conflict all over the world. From Bosnia and Somalia to the Middle East, Rwanda, Congo and Afghanistan and Iraq, her eye witness reports have earned her awards including the Gold Award from the National Magazine Awards Foundation and the Author's Award from the Founda...

Shaun Francis

Shaun Francis

Chair and CEO

MEDCAN

Shaun Francis is the Chair of New York City’s EHE, the recognized American leader in preventive medicine, and the Chair and CEO of Toronto’s Medcan. Prior to his roles at EHE and Medcan, Shaun was one of the founding employees and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Dallas based Broadlane, Inc., a leading business process outsourcer for over 900 American hospitals. I...

Shelley Martin

Shelley Martin

President & CEO

Nestlé Canada Inc.

Shelley Martin is President and CEO of Nestlé Canada Inc., a leading company that produces some of the world’s most recognized and trusted foods and beverages. In this role, Shelley has executive responsibility for Nestlé in Canada, which includes the following divisions: Beverages, Confectionery, Frozen Meals & Pizza, Ice Cream, Nestlé Professional, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Nestlé Waters, Nes...

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