Shannon Ballard is Vice President of Customer Innovation at Jan Kelley, a Canadian owned award-winning creative digital agency. With 20 years of experience in brand development and customer experience strategy, Shannon Ballard is an award winning marketer, with a proven track record for helping organizations position, develop and differentiate brands to inspire employees and drive growth.
Shannon is a sought-out speaker on the topic of internal culture as she was a key contributor to Jan Kelley's internal transformation which led them to win the Waterstone Most Admired culture award in 2018.
Shannon draws from a unique background of professional sports, hospitality and commercial real estate and has worked with some of Canada's biggest brands
As the President of JV Driver Group of Companies, Bill has been at the forefront of growing JV Driver from a two-person operation on Vancouver Island to a large, multi-national corporation offering construction services and engineered products in all sectors.
JV Driver's core values are Take Care of Each Other, Be Innovative, Build Great Things and Have Fun. Along with its core values, JV Driver is driven by a mission to Think Different, Build Better for its people and clients; this mission was spear-headed by Erika Elkington.
Bill won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Prairie Region in 2010 and JV Driver also received the Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2010 award. JV Driver is consistently recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies.
As the Executive Director of the Erika Legacy Foundation, Chris Maksylewicz leads the fight to reduce the risks of suicide and mental health so that our communities and the people within them can become the best version of themselves.
The Erika Legacy Foundation is a public, Canadian foundation, started in 2016 by the family of Erika Nicole Elkington. The Foundation;s main function is to raise funds and provide financial support to Canadian programs for suicide prevention, thru its three pillars: scientific research; inspiration; and action.
The Genwell Project is on a mission to make the world a happier and healthier place by reminding people about the importance of face to face social connection.
As the Founder of the GenWell Project, Pete Bombaci is a passionate, grassroots brand builder. Pete has served in senior-level roles in both the for-profit and not-for profit sectors and prior to founding The GenWell Project, he served as Country Director of Movember Canada where he oversaw itÕs launch and position as the largest fundraising campaign globally for 5 years.
Pete is a charismatic and visionary business leader who believes that by doing the right thing every day, exceptional results are created.