2021/22 elections

2021/2022 SMCC Board of Directors:
Voting now open

The Board of Directors of the Sponsorship Marketing Council Canada invites applications for eight (8) Director at Large positions and one (1) Director, Montreal Market on the Board of Directors for a term of up to three (3) years beginning in November 2021.

voting eligibility

In accordance with SMCC bylaws, each organization shall have one official representative who is eligible to vote. Only Primary Members in good standing are eligible to vote. All primary members would have received a separate email from ElectionBuddy. 

If you have any questions about the SMCC Board of Directors application and election processes, please contact the SMCC Office.

election process

Please assist us with this final step in the election process by reviewing the candidates and then completing the online vote. We are using an online election system, ElectionBuddy to tabulate votes. Voting members should have received a separate email with a unique voting access key and instructions on how to cast a vote. The unique access key should not be shared unless you would like someone else from your organization to vote on your behalf (voter proxy). 

Elections will take place by an electronic vote on the ElectionBuddy beginning on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET until 11:59 PM ET on Monday, October 18, 2021.

The Elections Committee will tabulate the results of the election and present them to the Board. The Board will appoint duties to the elected officials as determined by the election results and will put forward a motion for the Slate of Directors, which will be ratified at the Annual General Meeting in November. 

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Corporation are elected representatives that oversee and direct the activities of SMCC. The Board of Directors are responsible for managing the affairs, activities and property of SMCC and have the authority and responsibility for establishing the overall direction and general operating policies of SMCC with respect to matters of general interest to all members. The Board is expected to represent the best interests of the members and the organization. 

If you have any questions about the SMCC Board of Directors election processes, please contact the SMCC Office.

meet your 2021-22 candidates

The Board of Directors of the Corporation are elected representatives that oversee and direct the activities of SMCC. The Board of Directors are responsible for managing the affairs, activities and property of SMCC and have the authority and responsibility for establishing the overall direction and general operating policies of SMCC with respect to matters of general interest to all members. The Board is expected to represent the best interests of the members and the organization.

Anthony Attard

Anthony Attard

Sportsnet
Seeking Board Re-Election
Nominations & Elections Chair
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Christina Raheja

Christina Raheja

CRR Consulting
Sponsorship Marketing Awards Co-Chair
Education Committee Member
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Updated George Dudas

George Dudas

NHL
Seeking Board Re-Election
Business Development Chair
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Jaime Shulman

Jaime Shulman

Art Gallery of Ontario
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Julie Garcia Sjogrim

Julie Garcia Sjogrim

Canadian Olympic Committee
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Leah MacNab

Leah MacNab

NBA Canada
Education Committee Member
DE&I Committee Member
Activate! Mentor
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Lisa Ferkul

Scotiabank
Seeking Board Re-Election
Vice-Chairperson of the Board
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Mark Palmer

Mark Palmer

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club
Seeking Board Re-Election
Strategic Partnerships Chair
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Marsha-Gaye Knight

Marsha-Gaye Knight

CBC/Radio-Canada
DE&I Committee Member
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Neal Covant

Neal Covant

IMI International
Seeking Board Re-Election
Director at Large - Special Projects
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Sarah Miele

Sarah Miele

Canadian National Exhibition Association
Activate! Mentor
2016 Sponsorship Marketing Awards Marketing Committee Member
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Tristian Reid

Tristian Reid

LiveGauge
Education Committee Member
DE&I Committee Member
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Francis Dumais

Director, Montreal Market Position

Francis Dumais

Elevent
Seeking Board Re-Election
Montreal Market Chair
Activate! Mentorship Program Chair
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