Gillian Smith, Vice-Chair (Toronto)

Gillian is recognized across the not-for-profit, private and public sectors for her notable leadership skills. She recently joined NATIONAL Public Relations, one of Canada’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs firms. Previously, she has worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, served as the Chief Marketing Officer at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, and as Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC).

Gillian spent almost 15 years in the private sector, notably with the Royal Bank of Canada, RBC Capital Markets and Aeroplan. She is very active in the community and sits on the boards of numerous organizations dedicated to the arts and civic life in Canada. She currently serves as Chair of the Toronto Public Library Foundation, Interim Chair of Community Food Centres Canada and is a board director with Business for the Arts and Culture Days.

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