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Jo-Anne Poirier, Dan Scharf and Richard Quigley have all started new positions recently.

People on the Move / business

People on the move

Jo-Anne Poirier was recently appointed to Calian’s board of directors. She brings 35 years of executive leadership to the board in both the private and public sectors. Ms. Poirier is currently president and CEO of the Victorian Order of Nurses Canada.

Dun & Bradstreet recently announced Dan Scharf has been appointed account executive, federal government.  Mr. Scharf has over 30 years of experience in sales & service of knowledge management, business intelligence, and technology, primarily to the federal government.  

Livia Belcea was recently named Mayor Jim Watson’s press secretary. Ms. Belcea comes to the mayor’s office from the Ottawa Public Library’s communications team, where she had been responsible for developing content and strategies to promote library services and initiatives.

Richard Quigley was recently named managing director of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, which is set to open in the fall of 2016. Mr. Quigley is a certified management accountant who previously worked in marketing and business development for several firms, including Welch LLP, Tierney Stauffer LLP and BDO Canada. He brings 20 years of business experience to the role.

Hats off

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP partner Peter Cronyn was recently named a Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Canada’s fourth edition of the Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.

For the second year in a row, Minto Homes was recognized at the 2015 EnerQuality Awards with the Ontario Green Builder of the Year Award.

Ottawa’s Krumper Solar Blinds recently won the Innovation of the Year award at the Air Miles Reward Program’s third annual Small Business Achievement Awards. The blinds are designed to help reduce utility costs and environmental impact.

For the fifth year in a row, the City of Ottawa has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. The judging panel recognized the city for its immigration strategy, partnership with Hire Immigrants Ottawa, and its role as a member of the Employment Accessibility Resource Network.

The Ottawa chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) recently won two 2016 Chapter Management Awards. In addition to an Award of Merit in Professional Development, IABC Ottawa also accepted an Award of Excellence in Community Involvement at the annual event, which took place at the Leadership Institute in Long Beach, CA.

Kinaxis vice-president of business consulting, Dominic Thomas, was recently named a 2016 provider ‘Pro to Know’ by Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine. The awards recognize executives from supply chain service providers who are helping prepare companies for the significant supply chain challenges of today's business climate.

Organizations: Victorian Order, Ottawa Public Library, Innovation Centre Welch Employment Accessibility Resource Network International Association Leadership Institute Demand Chain Executive magazine

Geographic location: Canada, Ottawa, Long Beach

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