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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, EY
Chair

Joelle Hall, Richardson GMP – Vice Chair

Joelle Hall, Richardson GMP
Vice Chair

Mischa Kaplan, Ottawa Tourism – Vice Chair

Mischa Kaplan, Ottawa Tourism
Vice Chair

Robert Rheaume, BDO – Treasurer

Robert Rheaume, BDO
Treasurer

Ruby Williams, Deloitte – Corporate Secretary

Ruby Williams, Deloitte
Corporate Secretary

Andrew Arnott, RBC – Director

Andrew Arnott, RBC
Director

Andrew Scott, Pita Pit – Director

Andrew Scott, Pita Pit
Director

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Brendan McGuinty, Strategy 360
Director

Craig Bater, Lawyer – Director

Craig Bater, Lawyer
Director

David Coletto, Abacus Data – Director

David Coletto, Abacus Data
Director

Erin Benjamin, Canadian Live Music Association – Director

Erin Benjamin, Canadian Live Music Association
Director

Erin Crowe, Martello Technologies – Director

Erin Crowe, Martello Technologies
Director

James Baker, Keynote Group – Director

James Baker, Keynote Group
Director

Greg Skotnicki, Market Makers AG – Director

Greg Skotnicki, Market Makers AG
Director

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

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

Mark Nisbett, Brookstreet Hotel – Director

Mark Nisbett, Brookstreet Hotel
Director

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

Megan Wallace, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall
Director

Priya Bhaloo, TAG HR – Director

Priya Bhaloo, TAG HR
Director

Sally Douglas, Grey Smith Douglas Co. – Director

Sally Douglas, Grey Smith Douglas Co.
Director

Shelley True, True Dot Design – Director

Shelley True, True Dot Design
Director

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Wayne French, Waste Management
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!