Dr. Paul Griffin

Dr. Paul Griffin has long-standing experience with nonprofit governance he is a member of the Insurance Institute of Canada’s Ethics Advisory Board and also as Chair of the Education Committee and Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (CIFPs).  He also serves as Chair of the Board of Regents of the Retirement Planning Institute.  Although now the Associate Dean of The Business School at Humber College, in his previous role as a Professor, Paul taught finance, risk management (insurance), accounting, marketing, and securities.  Prior to joining Humber, he was a National Director at ING Canada (now Intact Insurance).  In addition, Paul runs a successful consulting business and also continues to write for practitioner-targeted publications.

Dr. Youssef A. Youssef

Dr.Youssef is very passionate about marketing and is an international entrepreneur with a strategic focus, business vision, and mature professional judgment acquired during a successful business career as founder and CEO and CMO of high-tech companies in Canada and Brazil. His executive experience includes top strategic marketing management responsibilities, competitive intelligence, market, and product analysis, market strategy, International business administration, and operations. Dr. Youssef is the co-founder and vice-chair of the Federation of Canadian Brazilian Businesses.

Dr. Mark Stoiko

Mark Stoiko possess a diversified background in the financial services, marketing, advertising, and marketing research industries having owned advertising agency and marketing research firms. Currently,  Mark’s objectives are to give back serving the education community with a quality teaching experience and make an added-value contribution to the organization’s overall goals.

Sanjay K. Puri

Sanjay is a strategic & integrated thinker, with extensive experience and progressive leadership across private and public-sectors, who delivers strong results by aligning performance goals and objectives to institutional core values.  Sanjay is a dedicated leader, who built and maintains his reputation on quality and uncompromising ethics, to ensure operational excellence and compliance.
A mentor, who leads by example, to provide support and encouragement to his staff and extended team.
A storyteller, who builds and maintains strong relationships, for the benefit of all stakeholders and community.


Nikki Lamb Tudico

Nikki is President of the award-winning Marketing and PR agency Lamb Creative Group, a photographer, speaker, and youth mentor. She recently launched Black Sheep Academy, an online business that offers resources to help creative executives transition from the 9-5 grind to designing a life and business they love.
Over the past 15 years, Nikki has worked with brands that include Fisherman’s Friend, Smithsonian Channel, Global TV, E!, Showcase, Hunt’s, Cottage Life, Travel+Escape, Tilda Legendary Rice and Yves Veggie Cuisine. Through her work in the entertainment industry, she has had the opportunity to work with A-list celebrities, Rock Stars, Celebrity Chefs, Authors, Royalty, Politicians, Astronauts, On-Air Personalities and Sports Stars. She’s conducted press tours from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, executed a PR campaign that saw a Guinness Book World Record for longest-TV viewing, and danced an A-list actor all the way to the red carpet to make his photo call.

Mangala D’Sa

Mangala D’Sa is a senior marketing executive with over 15 years of experience that is a passionate leader with proven ability to deliver results and inspire people.
Mangala combines strategic thinking and bold creativity to build sustainable businesses that can transform brands from decline to growth in revenue, profit, and share. Mangala is currently the Head of Marketing & Strategy at Quaker Foods – PepsiCo after a very successful career as VP Marketing at Post Foods.

Ron Caughlin

RC is a high energy leader, fact-based decision maker and strategic marketing communications executive with significant experience providing integrated marketing solutions to Tier 1 brands in the CPG, service, retail and B2B sectors. Key strengths include a history of consistently exceeding revenue and profit targets, the capacity to envision “success” and establish strategic initiatives, developing innovative integrated marketing programs, the ability to communicate in practical, common-sense terms at all levels of organizations.
Ron is also a sought-after keynote speaker and speaks frequently to diverse groups like the TTRA, CTC Online Revealed Conference, TNS Digital Conference as well as to top marketing organizations such as Ford Canada, MediaCom, CTC, Canadian Mint, Y&R, Taxi, RIM, Kraft and many more. Ron speaks on the changing digital ecosystem and how marketing really hasn’t changed. He also draws from his personal experiences from Tim Hortons and DQ on how to build a lasting relationship and brand commitment with your customers.

Nadia Niccoli

Nadia is an accomplished and driven marketer with over twelve years’ of success in developing and implementing innovative and strategic marketing campaigns for leading entertainment brands in Canada. Nadia is well regarded by colleagues for; executive leadership, branding, marketing ROI, superior project management, resourceful problem solving, creative flair, outstanding interpersonal communications, and exceeding expectations. She is currently a member of WIFT-T and Canadian Women in Communications & Technology with an entrepreneurial spirit, innovative mindset and a passion to create meaningful contributions in Canada’s TV industry.

Nicholas Di Cuia

Nicholas has been in the advertising and design industry for 30 years, having served on both the agency and client sides. He’s worked in varied sectors—B2B & B2C—including healthcare, technology, retail, non-profit, education, government, broadcast & entertainment and real estate development, leading high-profile accounts, including Loblaws, Apple, HP, Canon, Sony, Toshiba, Lexmark, Microsoft, Pusateri’s, TVO, Ontario Nurses’ Association, Tuxedo Junction and York Region Tourism, among others. Currently, he’s a principal consultant with Ferrand Communications, Inc. As creative director, he has proudly led his teams to win numerous local and international awards for design, advertising, and branding.

He has served on boards in education, sport, and real estate. Starting July 2019, he will serve a two-year term as a member of the Senate of Ryerson University. As well, he’s been invited to be a panelist and judge for various design competitions, industry panel and roundtable discussions, and post-secondary student portfolio evaluations.

Nicholas is a marketing graduate of Ryerson University; and a Communication Arts graduate of Seneca College. He holds various industry designations:

RGD – Registered Graphic Designer – Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario

CAAP – Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional – Institute of Communication Agencies

CPM – Chartered Professional Marketer – CIMMO – Chartered Institute of Marketing Management of Ontario.

Sylvia Sweeney

Sylvia Sweeney, C.M., is a Canadian Olympian Legend and experienced executive television producer. In 2017, Sylvia was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada “for her long-standing commitment to and creative leadership at the nexus of art and sport through her documentaries and world-stage productions. As an athlete, Sylvia Sweeney was on the Canadian basketball team at Montréal in 1976, finishing sixth. Eight years later, in Los Angeles 1984, she was a team member that finished just off the podium, losing to China 63–57 in the bronze medal game, finishing fourth.

Becoming known as “Canada’s First Lady of Basketball.” Sylvia Sweeney joined the national team in 1974 and spent a decade as a key member, including serving as captain from 1979 to 1984. She was voted the Most Valuable Player at the 1979 World Championships in Seoul, won a bronze medal at the 1979 Pan American Games, was the Canadian team flag bearer, and was a member of the bronze medal-winning team at the 1979 World Student Games in Mexico.

Sweeney was a local organizing committee member for the 1994 Men’s World Championships in Toronto, director of the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association, and served as the assistant chef de mission for the Canadian team at Atlanta 1996.

Annually, Canadian Interuniversity Sport and TSN present the “Sylvia Sweeney Award” to a Canadian women’s university basketball player who best exemplifies the values of athletics, academics and community involvement.

Sportsnet produced a profile about Sweeney for its Black History Month series.

Sweeney was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Québec Merite Sportif Hall of Fame in 2000.