People on the move: Jeff Polowin, Gordon Campbell join Edelman Ottawa

Jeff Polowin, Gordon Campbell
Jeff Polowin, left, and Gordon Campbell have joined Edelman Ottawa

Edelman Ottawa has added two new members to its growing team. Jeff Polowin, a longtime Ottawa public affairs professional with an expertise in city issues, has joined the firm as its new senior vice-president of public affairs (municipal). Additionally, former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell has joined Edelman Ottawa as a strategic advisor.

Amy MacLeod has been named corporate diversity officer and VP of strategic communications at Mitel. MacLeod was previously Mitel’s VP of corporate communications and director of corporate communications. Prior to that, she served as director of communications at General Dynamics Canada.

Napkyn Analytics has appointed Jennifer Batley its new president. Batley, who was previously senior vice-president at Walker Information, has more than two decades of experience in global enterprise consulting, focusing on digital transformation and marketing.
Former Ottawa Senators president Cyril Leeder has taken the wheel at Myers Automotive Group as the organization’s first CEO, overseeing the operations and long-term strategies for the Ottawa-based company. He calls the appointment “a rare opportunity.”
The Shaw Centre has appointed Jason McCooeye as director of operations and Mark Gamble as director of sales. McCooeye served as operations manager at the convention centre since 2011. Before that, he was in charge of food and beverage operations for Aramark at Carleton University. Gamble has more than a decade of experience in sales, most recently as director of ticket sales and service with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group.

PwC has appointed Sabrina Fitzgerald as managing partner for the National Capital Region. Fitzgerald specializes in private company services and has more than 20 years’ experience in providing a range of services in various industries, including real estate, technology and manufacturing.  
CareWorx has named Piero Chiodo senior vice-president of global business development for its IT service management division, MSPWorx. Chiodo joins CareWorx after a brief retirement from a 33-year career with IBM, where he served most recently as vice-president ​for AI and digital workplace services.

Hats off

A roundup of local businesspeople and companies landing industry accolades.

Jeff Westeinde has received the L.S. Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal from Western University’s Faculty of Engineering. The award is presented to alumni for their outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, business leadership and community. Westeinde, a 1989 graduate of the school, is an investor, entrepreneur and president of Zibi Canada, a sustainable mixed-use development on former industrial lands on the Ottawa River.
McSweeney and Associates and the Town of Renfrew have won an Economic Developers Association of Canada marketing award for its publication, Town of Renfrew Community Profile 2018. The award is in the category of “single publication – 4 or more pages” used to attract business investment and tourism or to promote use of services.
Rima Aristocrat, president and CEO of Willis College, has been inducted into the Cyber Startup Observatory’s hall of fame. The organization recognizes the contributions of senior global cybersecurity leaders from the financial institutions, government, health-care corporations, universities, technology companies and other key industry players.