President & CEO, Edelman Canada
Lisa Kimmel is president and CEO of Edelman Canada – the Canadian arm of Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm.
Previously, Lisa was General Manager at Edelman’s Toronto office, where she led the office’s strategic evolution to a best-in-class communications marketing firm. Under her leadership, the firm has been recognized five times as one of the Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces in Canada and Best Workplaces for Women.
Lisa is an Honours graduate of the University of Toronto and has been inducted into the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada Hall of Fame. She is a member of Edelman’s Global Women’s Executive Network (GWEN) steering committee. Lisa is also Vice Chair of the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) Dean’s Council at Ryerson University, and sits on the Board of Directors for The Harbourfront Centre, a non-profit cultural organization.
She is also actively involved with mentorship programs through the Women’s Executive Network, American Marketing Association, Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) and Ten Thousand Coffees, a digital platform that connects students with industry leaders.