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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 1, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Past Speakers

Mike Leon (MBA ’06), President and founding partner of Brandheroes

Mike spoke on the topic of “Social Media for the SME” including the skinny on social media, determining who your real friends and followers are, as well as the importance of content shared via social media.

Damian Basset, Past CEO of Stewardship Ontario and Corporations Support Recycling (CSR)

Damian spoke on the topic of “The Long and Winding Road”, leading participants on the journey that took the waste diversion industry from blue box recycling to extended producer responsibility. He also discussed how industry is currently dealing with stewardship responsibilities and what more can still be done.

Razor Suleman (BBA '98), President of I Love Rewards

Razor spoke on the topic of “Leading a Fast Growth Company”. Under Razor’s leadership, I Love Rewards has been recognized as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies and a Top Employer for several years running.

I Love Rewards has also received awards such as the 2009 Baker’s Dozen Award, 2009 WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces, 2009 Your Workplace Top 10 Places Where Employees Thrive by Your Workplace and today works with Top Employers across North America to launch and sustain successful, results-driven rewards and recognition solutions.

David Pryce (MBA '05), Chief of Staff to the Minister of Finance of Ontario

David spoke on the topic of “Understanding Government Relations”, including the importance of Government Relations for an organization, creating an effective Government Relations plan and integrating Government Relations into Strategic Planning.

Allan Quarry, Chairman & CEO o Quarry Integrated Communications

For the Innovation Exchange Speaker Series, Alan spoke on the topic “Shift Happens... Five things you’ll need to know to be a successful shift disturber in the next decade.”