The leadership of the Kanata North Business Association consists of a Board that boasts a wide range of business leaders from the area. With representation from the various sectors that make up our membership as well a range of large and small businesses, our Board is well-positioned to help lead Kanata North as a business innovation destination.
Interim Executive Director
Jeff McNamee is a Business Development Consultant and Senior Partner of McNamee Business Consulting, and Senior Vice President Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at i-Canada. Jeff has been brought in to assist the Kanata North Business Association and assume the role of Interim Executive Director while we continue to search for an ideal candidate. With more than 25 years of Telecommunications Product Management, Marketing and Sales experience, Jeff has been actively involved in Smart City applications for the past 5 years and has worked with community leaders to bring best practices to their unique needs.
He has been heavily involved in supporting Canadian cities and communities in understanding the value of evolving a Digital City strategy. Digital Cities are driven by a community need to improve the Quality of Life as enabled by the application of an integrated technology infrastructure. Jeff has held senior positions at large public companies; ADC, Bell Canada Newbridge as well as start-up private companies SofTV and Galazar.
As a consultant, Jeff has experience in supporting business advisory and venture start up strategies, and the market connections for successful launch. Supporting “go-to market”. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Elecrical Engineering (B.Eng.) from Carleton University.
Board of Directors
Chair, Amy MacLeod – VP Corporate Communications, Mitel
Vice Chair, Vicki Coughey – COO, Fidus Systems
Treasurer, Troy Hughes – Director of Finance, Brookstreet Hotel
Patrick Ferris – General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, KRP Properties
Amanda Gordon – VP, Stratford Managers
George Chamberlain – CEO, Pleora Technologies
Sam Khatib – Owner, Papa Sam’s Restaurant
Peter Dooher – Owner, Merkburn Holdings
John Lusczek – Director, Ericsson
Daniel Scott – Lawyer, Labarge Weinstein
Cyril McKelvie – VP, Jabil
Councillor Marianne Wilkinson – Ward 4
Deborah Lovegrove – Marketing & Events Lead
Vanessa Baillie – Executive Assistant