Advisory Bodies

Smith School of Business has a large network of advisors who share their knowledge and expertise with School leaders. They support the School's mission and vision in a wide variety of ways: offering advice, making connections, providing financial support, recruiting graduates, sponsoring research, and more.

Leigh Chalmers, BCom’95
Senior VP & Head of Corporate Relations and Capital Management
Sun Life

Shawn Cooper, BCom'87
Managing Director and Regional Leader, Latin America/Canada
Russell Reynolds Associates

Monika Federau, MBA’88
Former Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer
Intact Financial

Katherine MacMillan, BA’91
President & CEO
International Financial Data Services

Valerie Mann, BCom'86
Senior Partner
Lawson Lundell LLP

Somen Mondal, MBA’06
Serial Entrepreneur and General Manager

Andrew Moor
President and CEO
Equitable Bank

Vanessa Morgan, BCom’87
President and CEO
Morgan Meighen & Associates

Eme Onuoha, EMBA’08
Managing Director
International Public Affairs, CPP Investment Board

Michael Quinn, BCom’88
Chief Investment Officer
RP Investment Advisors LP

Julia Robertson, BCom'86
Partner & Vice President
C.A. Delaney Capital

Michele Romanow, MBA’08, Bsc(Eng)’07
Clearbanc & ‘Dragon’ on CBC-TV’s Dragons’ Den

Bruce Sellery, BCom '93
Credit Canada

Candace G. Shaw, MBA’87
Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Private Fixed Income
Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc

Patti Shugart, BCom’86
Managing Director & Global Head, Corporate Banking & Global Credit, RBC Capital Markets

Sinclair, Duncan

Duncan Sinclair
Deloitte Canada & Chile

Stephen J.R. Smith, BSc(Eng)’72
Chairman & CEO, First National Financial Corp. & Chairman & Co-owner, Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance

Andrea Sotak, MBA’03
Advisor and Consultant, Healthcare

Bill Thomas
Global Chairman
KPMG International

Dino Trevisani, Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA’09
General Manager
IBM US Financial Markets

Mary Ann Turcke, BSc (Eng)'88, MBA'97
Senior Advisor, Portfolio Management Infrastructure
Brookfield Asset Management (Advisory Board Chair)

Gaurav Upadhya, BCom’91
Global Chief Actuary & Chief Risk Officer
Foresters Financial

Tanya van Biesen, BCom’91
Senior Vice-President
Global Corporate Engagement,

Benita Warmbold, BCom'80
Former CFO
CPP Investment Board

Eva Wong, BCom’00
Co-Founder & COO

Jay Wright, BCom’81
President & CEO
Arterra Wines Canada

Smith Advisory Board members offer advice to the Dean on Smith's strategy and initiatives, while providing a vital link with the business community. The Board's role is to:

  • Offer the Dean and the School an outside perspective on issues affecting business that may have educational or research implications
  • Provide assistance and advice on School strategy and execution
  • Be ambassadors for the School: with the broader Queen's community; with Smith alumni; and other external associations and organizations
  • Aid the School in recruiting students into degree programs and non-degree executive education programs, as well as in placing students upon graduation
  • Assist the School with its financial development needs