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Board of Directors

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Robert W. Murray

January 3, 2019 | By |

DIRECTOR

Dr. Robert W. Murray is Managing Director of the Government Affairs and Public Policy Practice Group at Dentons Canada LLP. His Dentons practice focuses mainly on strategic counsel, planning and development, risk analysis and mitigation, crisis and issues management, policy development and analysis, organizational change and reorganization, and government affairs. He has advised both public and private sector clients across a variety of sectors including Economic Development, International and Internal Trade, Energy, Education, Advanced Education, Forestry, Municipal Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs, Labour and Employment, International Organizations, and Corporate. He has held executive-level positions in the economic development, think-tank and education sectors, and has served as a university faculty member at multiple Canadian universities.

Bob has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Alberta, an MA in Political Science from Brock University, and a BA (Hons) in History from Brock University. He holds a series of fellowships and affiliations including a Senior Fellowship at the Canadian International Council; a Senior Fellowship at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute; and a Senior Fellowship at the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. He has published a number of books, volumes, journal articles and op-eds on various issues of public policy and politics, and is a frequent media commentator for local, provincial, national and international media.

Bob was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario and divides his time mainly between Edmonton, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario.

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Jeff Weiss

January 3, 2019 | By |

DIRECTOR

Jeff Weiss is a partner in Venable’s International Trade Group in Washington, DC. He focuses his practice on resolving market access issues related to product and digital regulation and standards; and providing counseling, Read More

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Priya Patil

January 3, 2019 | By |

B.Sc., J.D., ICD.D
DIRECTOR

Ms. Patil is a senior investment banker, public company senior executive as well as a California and Ontario attorney. Her career spans 25+ years of domestic and international work primarily in the financial services Read More

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Wayne Garnons-Williams

January 13, 2018 | By |

Director

Wayne is the founding Chair of the International Inter-Tribal Trade and Investment Organization. He is also Senior Lawyer and Principal Director of Garwill Law Professional Corp. that offers litigation, ADR and corporate commercial services with a particular interest in Aboriginal law, Customs, Excise and International Trade law. Read More

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Brian J.M. Ames

October 19, 2016 | By |

Director

Brian J.M. Ames is retired from more than 32 years with Dow Chemical.

Brian resides in Midland Michigan, and spends summers at his cottage on Elk Lake near the shores of Lake Michigan. Having grown up along Lake Huron, attending summer camp in Georgian Bay and residing in Toronto and Kingston, his passion for the Great Lakes runs deep. Read More