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Lori Schmidt

Distinguished Fellow

Lori Schmidt, the former Chief Executive Officer of GO Productivity, a nationally incorporated not-for-profit organization working to improve the productivity, innovation, and competitiveness performance of Canadian firms. Her years of public and private sector roles - including industry and cluster development, trade policy, strategic management and regional economic development - has had an impact on a broad range of businesses in a variety of business and not-for-profit sectors. ​


Lori has completed her designation as a strategic alliance professional and is a great believer that our people are our most important resource and has developed and delivered a range of workshops around this theme. ​


A strong advocate of giving back, Lori is involved in several not for profit ventures, including serving on the board of Children Believe – an international organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in developing countries around the world. Lori is also an active Rotarian and most recently, Lori was identified as one of Canada’s Top 50 over 50 for her business and community leadership. "

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