National Policy and Advocacy Initiatives

NATIONAL POLICY AND ADVOCACY

AmCham Canada undertakes development of policy and advocacy initiatives advanced by its National Policy Committee on behalf of the AmCham Canada membership.  Working with U.S. and Canadian industry and government officials AmCham’s cross-border policy engagement seeks to facilitate the expansion of cross-border trade and investment.  

National Policy Committee Working Groups

Defense and Security Committee

Chair: Duncan Hills, Lockheed Martin Canada

  • Michael Babec, L3 CMS
  • James Barnes, Boeing Canada
  • Luz Betancur, U.S. Commercial Services
  • Lucy Cicero Latka, U.S. Commercial Services
  • Mark Davies, Gentex Corporation
  • Richard Foster, L3 Communications
  • Alain Gauthier, Mack Defense
  • Greg Leis, Rockwell Collins Canada
  • Elise Maheu, 3M Canada
  • Grant McDonald, KPMG 
  • Brian Mersereau, H+K Strategies
  • Lee Obst, Rockwell Collins, Canada
  • Christopher Phare, 3M Canada
  • Michael Pulchny, Raytheon International Inc.
  • Chris Quinlivan, U.S. Embassy
  • Rick Tachuk, AmCham Canada Chair
  • Daniel Verreault, GE Aviation
  • Kelly Williams, General Dynamics Mission Systems

NAFTA Committee

Chair: Daniel Ujczo, Dickinson Wright

  • Lesia Babiak, Johnson & Johnson Corporate
  • James Barnes, Boeing Canada
  • Kara Eusebio, AmCham Canada
  • Marlene Floyd, Microsoft Canada
  • Kim Furlong, Amgen Canada
  • David Gough, Export Nova Scotia, Inc.
  • Clark Grue, TELUS Convention Centre 
  • Jason Kee, Google
  • Elise Maheu, 3M Canada
  • David Olsen, PNC Bank
  • David Short, FedEx
  • Rick Tachuk, AmCham Canada Chair

National Labour Force Mobility Committee

Co-Chair: Michel Belval, TES -The Employment Solution 

Co-Chair: Zaynah Marani, Marani Law

  • Bryant Andrus, KeatsConnelly
  • Saul Abrams, Shea Nerland Law
  • Philip Davidovits, Sayumo Inc. 
  • Ellen Kief, Dentons
  • William (Bill) Kitay, AmCham Canada (Toronto Chapter) 
  • Julie Lessard, BCF
  • William Polushin, Amaxis Inc.

Technology and Innovation Committee 

Chair: Jason Kee, Google

  • Alain Bonneville, Gemalto
  • William Carty, Twitter
  • Kevin Chan, Facebook & Instagram
  • Carolyn Coad, Apple Canada
  • Kara Eusebio, AmCham Canada
  • Steve de Eyre, Amazon.ca
  • Jacqueline Famulak, Apple Canada
  • Marlene Floyd, Microsoft Canada
  • Tracey Ford, U.S. Commercial Service
  • Ann Garber, Optiv
  • Gabriel Hajal, Palo Alto Networks
  • Steve Hillier, F5 Networks, Inc. 
  • Biljana Jovanovic, United Technologies
  • Josh Korn, Netlfix
  • Andre Leduc, Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
  • Kayvan Lira, Splunk Inc. 
  • Mike Marks, Adobe Systems Canada Inc.
  • Jennifer Marshall, VFA
  • Mike McDonald, Dell Canada, Inc.
  • Jordan Morley, Informatica Corporation
  • Jonathan Nellis, U.S. Embassy
  • Janee Pierre-Louis, U.S. Commercial Service
  • John Reid, CATA Alliance
  • AnneMarie Scullion, Apple Canada
  • Matthew Swarney, Motorola Solutions Canada Inc.
  • Rick Tachuk, AmCham Canada Chair
  • Rob Taylor, MarkLogic Corporation
  • Steve Tso, Palo Alto Networks
  • John Weigelt, Microsoft Canada
  • Cathy Worden, Cisco
  • Corie Wright, Netflix

Taxation Committee

Chair: Michael Pereira, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), KPMG

  • Stanley Abraham, Zeifmans LLP
  • Saul Abrams, Shea Nerland LLP
  • David Alexander, Gross Shuman​
  • Viviane Barber, Grant Thornton LLP​
  • Teli Beris, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Lorena Boda, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Jeffrey Brown​
  • Teia Bui, Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan P.C.
  • Heather Cook, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Russell W Crawford, KPMG
  • Elizabeth Crouse, K&L Gates
  • Charles W Cullen, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Sam De Cillis, RBC Wealth Management​
  • Sunita Doobay, Tax Chambers LLP
  • Marsha Dungog, Moodys Gartner Tax Law
  • Marissa Enage, Catalyst LLP
  • Chantal Farrell-Carter, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Larry Flores, Catalyst LLP
  • Jacob Freedman​
  • Ana-Luiza Georgescu, KPMG​
  • Mhairi Gilmore, Ernst & Young
  • Grant Gilmour, Jason Hale,
  • Grant Thornton LLP 
  • Elena Hanson, Hanson Crossborder Tax Inc.
  • Gabe J. Hayos, The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants 
  • Marilyn Hayre, Grant Thornton LLP 
  • Elena Hoffstein, Fasken ​
  • Kashif Islam, Grant Thornton LLP 
  • Thomas Jedrej, TD Bank 
  • Scott Jordan, The Bonadio Group
  • Thomas Keable, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
  • David Kerzner, Law Offices of David S. Kerzner​
  • Adnan Khan, Tax Square Professional Corporation
  • Ray Kinoshita, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Dan Kiselbach, Deloitte
  • Anthony Kong, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Susan Kopas, RBC Dominion Securities
  • Henry Korenblum
  • Brian H. Krauss, U.S Personal Tax - Grant Thornton LLP
  • Linda Leung, Bank of Montreal - Nesbitt Burns​
  • Alexey Manasuev, U.S Tax IQ Ltd.
  • Lauren Miller, The Bonadio Group
  • Lyle Moline , Continental Tax Professional Corporation
  • Joy Murad, BDO​
  • Kevyn Nightingale, MNP LLP​
  • Hena Park, KPMG​
  • Prashant Patel,  Royal Bank of Canada​
  • Farhan Raja, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Joseph Sardella, Henderson Partners LLP​
  • Lorynne Schreiber, Zeifmans LLP
  • Rick Schubert, Aon Hewitt
  • David Sherman, David Sherman
  • Dean T. Smith, Cadesky Tax
  • Alan Tippett, Tax Advisory Services at Welch LLP
  • Paul Waddell, Cole & Jones PLLC
  • Janice Wells, Smythe LLP 
  • George Wong, Green Horwood & Co. LLP
  • Jim Yager, RBC Wealth Management