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Agency Savant

Someone who has spent most of their career as an advertising/business leader

LISA KIMMEL

Agency Savant

Someone who has spent most of their career as an advertising/business leader

LISA KIMMEL

PRESIDENT & CEO, EDELMAN CANADA

Lisa Kimmel is the President and CEO of Edelman Canada, the world’s largest public relations firm. She is responsible for the recruitment and retention of talent, client service, new business development and reputation management, as well as overseeing the office’s operation and financial performance.

Prior to her current role, Kimmel led Edelman’s Consumer Marketing practice, building it into Canada’s largest from a team of six. At Edelman, she is also a member of the global strategy committee and the steering committee for the firm’s Global Women’s Executive Network (GWEN). Prior to joining Edelman in 2002, she worked for the public relations firm Cohn & Wolfe.

Kimmel is an honours graduate of the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in political science and also holds a public relations certificate from Humber College. She has twice been named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network.

Kimmel serves as a director of both Harbourfront Centre and SKETCH, an organization that enriches the lives of street youth through arts and skills programs. She is also actively involved with mentorship programs through GWEN, the American Marketing Association and Ten Thousand Coffees, a digital platform that connects students with industry leaders.

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TERRI TINELLA
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SARAH THOMPSON
SARAH THOMPSON
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TRINH THAM
TRINH THAM
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MANSI VAGT
MANSI VAGT
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SUSAN IRVING
SUSAN IRVING
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KARLA CONGSON
KARLA CONGSON
CEO
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MARIE-JOSEE VINET
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JASON BOYER
JASON BOYER
CMO
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CMO
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RAHUL RAJ
RAHUL RAJ
5&Vine
JOHN TORELLA
JOHN TORELLA
Global Retail Brands
DAVE THOMPSON
DAVE THOMPSON
CEO
MapleX Naturals
KAIWAN SUNTOK
KAIWAN SUNTOK
Global Marketing Leader
IBM Consulting Americas.
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DEBBIE FORD (STOJANOVIC)
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ALLISON ABRAHAM
ALLISON ABRAHAM
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PINA SCIARRA
PINA SCIARRA
Managing Director
PwC Consulting
PETER RODRIGUEZ
PETER RODRIGUEZ
CMO
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LISA RITCHIE
LISA RITCHIE
Global CMO
Sun Life Financial
MIKE NETHERCOTT
MIKE NETHERCOTT
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Deloitte Canada-Chile
ALAN C. MIDDLETON PhD
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PARMINDER MANN
PARMINDER MANN
DAVID KINCAID
DAVID KINCAID
Founder
Level5 Strategy
LISA KIMMEL
LISA KIMMEL
CEO
Edelman Canada
MATT KELLY
MATT KELLY
Managing Partner
LEVEL5 Strategy Group
SHALABH KAYASTHA
SHALABH KAYASTHA
FRHI Hotels & Resorts
LIBIER GOMEZ
LIBIER GOMEZ
Director
Sklar Wilton & Associates
KATHRYN FITZWILLIAM
KATHRYN FITZWILLIAM
Consulting
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COLLEEN DALOS
COLLEEN DALOS
Head of Operations and Marketing
Tall Oaks Farm
GINA CONTE
GINA CONTE
General Manager
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JAMES CONNELL
JAMES CONNELL
VP, Ecommerce & Marketing
Roots Canada Ltd.
CHRIS BROCKBANK
CHRIS BROCKBANK
Chief Commercial Officer
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VIRGINIA BRAILEY
VIRGINIA BRAILEY
CEO
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DEBBIE BOLTON
DEBBIE BOLTON