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Lori Schmidt

VICE-CHAIR

"My childhood dream was to work with children and horses."

Three words that best describe her

heart for service

What's her life's work?

Lori is CEO of GO Productivity, a nationally incorporated not-for-profit organization working to improve the productivity, innovation and competitiveness performance of Canadian for-profit and not-for-profit firms.

The business leader has had years of experience in public- and private-sector roles in areas such as industry and cluster development, trade policy, strategic management and regional economic development. She is a member of the Board of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, a network of leaders developing tools to navigate the competitiveness landscape.

What academic work set her up for success?

A graduate of the University of Alberta for early childhood education and from the University of Waterloo for economic development, Lori has also completed her designation as a strategic-alliance professional.

Interesting tidbit

The Alberta resident enjoys mentoring young people, volunteering, travelling and spending time with her husband and son. She also loves spectator sports, especially hockey.