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Our Board of Directors

The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) is the primary independent Voice for Business in Ottawa, representing the interests of all local businesses of every size and every sector. We are an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization with a mandate to create prosperity through advocacy, collaboration and leadership.

Our Board of Directors is uniquely positioned to impact community prosperity by focusing on advocacy, economic development and strategic initiatives. Elected (or re-elected) in 2020, the current Board works with our many community partners, all three levels of government and local businesses for a post-pandemic economic rebound, followed by community prosperity for all.

Businesses benefit directly through membership services that reduce barriers, save costs, promote and develop leaders, and influence policy making decisions locally, provincially and nationally.

Ian Sherman, EY – Chair

Ian Sherman, Relationship Capital
Chair

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Priya Bhaloo, TAG HR
Vice Chair

Brendan-Mcguinty

Brendan McGuinty, Strategies 360 Inc.
Vice Chair

Robert Rheaume

Robert Rheaume, BDO Canada
Treasurer

Ruby Williams, Deloitte – Corporate Secretary

Ruby Williams, Deloitte
Corporate Secretary

Andrew Arnott, RBC – Director

Andrew Arnott, RBC
Director

Karla Briones, Karla Briones Consulting/Freshii/Global Pet Foods – Director

Karla Briones, Karla Briones Consulting
Director

Erin Benjamin, Canadian Live Music Association – Director

Erin Benjamin, Canadian Live Music Association
Director

Rick Chase

Rick Chase, Canada Life
Director

David Coletto, Abacus Data – Director

David Coletto, Abacus Data
Director

Yasser Ghazi

Yasser Ghazi, Meridian Credit Union
Director

Sacha Gera

Sacha Gera, Calian Group 
Director

Hugh Gorman

Hugh Gorman, Colonnade BridgePort
Director

Bree Jamieson

Bree Jamieson-Holloway, Jamieson Law Professional Corporation
Director

Julie Lupinacci

Julie Lupinacci, Hydro Ottawa
Director

John-Proctor

John Proctor, Martello Technologies
Director

Melissa Reeves

Melissa Reeves, Linebox Studios
Director

Megan Wallace, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall – Director

Megan Wallace, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall
Director

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Nita Tandon, Dalcini Stainless
Director

Kayla Isabelle

Kayla Isabelle, Startup Canada
Director

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Devinder Chaudhary, Aiana Restaurant Collective

Director

Have you heard of #OttawaNEXT?

Launching the #OttawaNEXT portal is the latest in a succession of Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) initiatives designed to remove barriers for local businesses. If you are tired of information overload about COVID-19, economic recovery strategies, and what support is available to you and your business, #OttawaNEXT keeps it simple!