People on the Move: Ottawa Tourism appoints new board of directors

Steve Ball
Steve Ball is president of the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association and an Ottawa Tourism board member.

Ottawa Tourism has appointed its new board of directors: Paul Akehurst, Intertask Group of Companies; Steve Ball, Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association; Michèle Canto, Canadian Museum of History; Michael Crockatt, Ottawa Tourism; Mariève Desmarais, Prescott Russell Tourism; Jasna Jennings, ByWard Market BIA; Nina Kressler, Shaw Centre; Ross Meredith, the Westin Ottawa; Colin Morrison, Ottawa Embassy Hotel & Suites; Geoff Publow, Ottawa Senators; John Smit, City of Ottawa; David Smythe, Lord Elgin Hotel; John Swettenham, Canadian Museum of Nature; Joel Tkach, Ottawa International Airport Authority; Cindy VanBuskirk, CF Rideau Centre; Steve Wilson, Escape Manor.

David Mannila was named product manager for Sciemetric Instruments. Mr. Mannila has more than 20 years of product development and manufacturing test experience in management and senior technical roles. Previously, he was a principal product engineer with Abbott Point of Care.

Hats off

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance recently held its 32nd annual Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala. Local recipients included Aetonix (Mobility Health Innovation Excellence in Canada’s Health Care Sector); Namir Anani of the Information and Communications Technology Council (Community Leadership); the IN·spire Innovation Hub at Natural Resources Canada (Public Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology); Startup Canada's Victoria Lennox (Canada’s Next Generation Executive Leadership); Martello Technologies' Bruce Linton (Private Sector Innovation and Leadership in Advanced Technology); and Ottawa Business Journal's Craig Lord (Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting).

Ottawa Pianos was named a Top 100 Dealer by the National Association of Music Merchants, a global association of music products and music retailers. Awards submissions were rated across categories that included customer service, music advocacy, store design and promotions.

SavvyDox was recognized by Silicon Review magazine as one of the 50 most valuable brands of the year for 2017. SavvyDox is a cloud-based software solution delivering secure document distribution and collaboration.

David McRobie of McRobie Architects + Interior Designers received a fellowship from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The institute elects individuals who have demonstrated great dedication to improving their communities and their profession.

MindBridge Analytics received a People’s Choice Award at the Payments Canada FinTech Cup awards. The awards provide a forum for fintech, paytech, AI and regtech startups to get the exposure and funding they need to grow.